The decision codes listed below are used to show the status of a planning application. You might see these codes on the Planning Register, on Southwark Maps, or in Planning Committee documents. Please note this is not a comprehensive list.
Common decision codes
Code to show planning permission is granted
Code to show planning permission is refused
|Variation of Legal Agreement (VLA) and Variation of Non-material Conditions (VNMC)
|Approval of Details (relating to a planning condition)
|Reserved matters (relating to an Outline planning application)
|Lawful Development Certificate (existing)
|Lawful Development Certificate (proposed)
|Change of use application
|Listed Building Consent
|Prior approval (where approval is required)
|Outline planning permission
Other decision codes
What this stands for
What this means
|The applicant has appealed to the Planning Inspectorate for an Appeal of Non-Determination. This is an appeal where the Local Authority has been unable to determine the application within the statutory timeframe.
|Not possible to make a prior approval assessment
|Insufficient information has been provided to support the application, meaning that it is not possible to assess whether prior approval is required.
|Application invalid or turned away not started
|It has not been possible to make the application valid.
|Granted with legal agreement
|Permission has been granted with legal agreement.
|Prior approval not required
|Prior approval is not required meaning the development is granted.
|Pending legal agreement
|We are minded to grant the application but the legal agreement has not been agreed and signed by both parties.
|Referred to GLA for decision
|The application had been referred to the Greater London Authority to make a final decision.
|Refered to Secretary of State for decision
|The application had been referred to the Secretary of State to make a final decision.
|The application has been withdrawn by the applicant.
Page last updated: 21 November 2023