Hi JohnHave you actually got an A4 direction? If it just says 'conditional approval', then all approvals come with at least 1 condition and usually 2. One is that building must commence within 3 / 5 years, and the other is usually something like 'materials must match the existing house' or 'work must be strictly in accordance with the plans'. These are normal conditions and are nothing to do with withdrawing p.d. rights.
You are right! There are 5 conditions prescribed in the approval.
1. Commencement within 5 years
2. Materials related
3.No further additions or extensions to the dwelling to be built without prior permission of District Planning Authority
4. The garage must not be converted to habitable accommodation without prior permission of DPA.
5.No additional windows or openings to be constructed without prior permission of DPA
Following this, there is one more para which says
1. This condition is deemed to be attached by virtue of section 41(1) of the Town and Country planning act 1971.
2. To prevent overdevelopment of the site.
We have another approval for single rear extension which also states similar lines in addition to
1. To prevent overdevelopment of the site and to safeguard the visual amenity of the occupiers of adjacent properties.
Is there any way these can be overturned with current laws. Beleive these were dated more than 30 years and should be obsolute.
This actually makes me bit scary that my existing conservatory also be under question since those are also under permitted developments.
Also I hope, these A4 is not for any modifications inside of the house.