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Can i apply for permission on land i dont own?

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by cathalmf, 21 Sep 2016.

  1. cathalmf

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    There is some waste land i have my eye on that would be useful to park 3 cars. Its been for sale for a long time with no buyers and it has no existing permissions. Currently its just an area overgrown with small bushes.

    Is it possible to apply for planning permission on land that you dont own? Id like to apply for permission to turn it into a car park and rent it out to people working in the area on a monthly basis but dont want to buy it without knowing that i can convert it to a carpark.
     
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    Ok. Is the registered owner notified of my application?
    I would assume then if the owner found out that i gained permission on the land he would increase the price.
     
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    I believe you can but you would have to put the owner's name in the application and the council would be likely to inform the owner of the application. It would be published in the local paper and with a notice at the site so the owner would know about it.. Then the owner might think "this is a good idea" I can do that or he would increase the asking price.

    Edit too slow typing
     
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    yep but as Bernard says he could just exercise the planning you applied for. Best to get a pre consult with the planners before thinking of purchase.
     
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    When you make a planning application you must either sign a certificate to say you are the sole owner of all the land or a certificate to say that notice of the application has been sent to the owner/s of the land. The usual process in your case is to make an offer subject to planning permission. This would be done under a legal contract which gives you the right to proceed if planning is approved or pull out if not.
     
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    Make an offer on the lsd and agree a price for land subject to planning. If you dont get it then you can withdraw from the deal and nothing lost
     
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