Definition of planning permission in English:

planning permission

noun

mass nounBritish
  • Formal permission from a local authority for the erection or alteration of buildings or similar development.

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

Pronunciation

planning permission