Change of window size after planning permission

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Good morning, I wondered if anyone can help me? We have got planning permission for a garage conversion (permitted development rights were removed when estate built so had to apply). In the planning application we put a three pane window in the design. We are now hoping to change it to a two pane window. Are we able to do this or wd we have to reapply for the planning permission?

Thanks for any help.
 
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No expert but you might need to apply for a variation?
simple thing is just to email and ask the planning authority.
 
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Thank you for replying. Hoping it will be ok to make the change but we will see!
 
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Have attached a photo of the drawing the architect did if that helps.
 

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It will be a smaller. Will be the same size as the window in the office instead of slightly bigger as in the drawing
 
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Personally I think matching is more aesthetically pleasing, the council “could” decide that you need more light? But I doubt it
 
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Yes I agree. I think it was because it is an inner room so the architect said it needed to be an Egress window. The builder has said we can use a window the same size as the office and put special hinges on it so it cd be escaped from if needed.
When I looked at the plans today I realised that the window was bigger in the drawings sent for planning permission. It wd be better being smaller as we cd then fit more bedroom furniture in it.
 
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It’s a non material amendment so would’ve thought it needs a variation, which I believe means submitting new drawings and another public consultation period of 4 weeks min.

personally I’d just go ahead and fit a different window.
 
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Planning are only concerned with the visual appearance. Not how much light you get, not whether it's an escape window

The permission seems to be for "a window" and a smaller window of the same overall design will not alter the look of the house to any significant degree so would be covered by the permission
 
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Thank you for your replies. First time doing this so want to get it right!
 
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Just crack on Becky. First risk is whether the LPA knock on your door? The risk of that is vanishingly small. If they did actually knock on your door - what then? It will be one of two things; they'll either do nothing or they will ask you to resubmit. Second risk, if they did ask you to re-submit, is there a chance they might not approve the resubmitted plan? There is no chance of that so the risk is also nil. Neither of these will happen for a minor alteration to a non-critical window and worst case is you resubmit if they do kick up a fuss, which they won't.
 
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I submitted plans for extensions, some windows on the plan were not fitted, some were moved from original position or redesigned completely, not a problem .
 
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Thank you. I think we are just going to go for it. I appreciate all your advice
 

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