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[mass noun] Formal permission from a local authority for the erection or alteration of buildings or similar development.
- ‘Land Securities is also seeking planning permission to develop other sites in Ebbsfleet.’
- ‘It could then potentially earn a higher price by selling the site with planning permission.’
- ‘The owners of The Coopers Arms applied for planning permission to convert the building into a home.’
- ‘We have full planning permission, we have the builders on board and it is all subject to this lease.’
- ‘There is also planning permission in to develop a large outdoor exercise area.’
- ‘The company will now need to apply for planning permission for any development it proposes to build.’
- ‘If the developer fails to win planning permission by that date, the house can be sold to someone else.’
- ‘What is required in such circumstances is that the developer apply for planning permission.’
- ‘What they are doing is buying land and developing it without planning permission.’
- ‘The plan was to secure planning permission for the site and to sell the development to Barratt Homes.’
- ‘The council has planning permission for the building to be converted into six flats.’
- ‘The principal is still the same, building on land that has never had planning permission before.’
- ‘The new building already has planning permission and work will soon be underway.’
- ‘In previous years planning permission for this site has been refused because of pollution.’
- ‘The company had applied for planning permission to develop an industrial site.’
- ‘He was eventually granted planning permission for the box but refused permission for a small light.’
- ‘Stores and sites with planning permission can be worth tens of millions of pounds.’
- ‘We had to apply for planning permission from the council and for permission from the business owners.’
- ‘The project is still at an early stage, and no application for planning permission has even been made yet.’
- ‘Whether we develop the homes or sell on the site with planning permission remains to be seen.’
- ‘Backers of the plan have the support of MPs and planning permission from the local authority.’
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