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Property development toolkit

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The online toolkit has been developed as an easy to use search tool for occupiers, building owners and developers who intend to undertake property alterations, refurbishment or redevelopment works.

The tool-kit will guide you through the planning and development process and signpost to all City Corporation approvals, certificates, notices, and licenses that you will need.

It also identifies any fees, legal agreements and/or deposits that you will need to undertake.

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  1. Concept
  2. Pre-planning
  3. Planning Submission
  4. Pre-construction
  5. Construction
  6. Post-construction

Showing 21 activities.

  1. Activity description:
    Making an application for planning permission.
    Topic:
    Planning
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Application forms and guidance notes
  2. Activity description:
    Altering or extending a listed building that affects its character or appearance.
    Topic:
    Planning
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee no required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Listed building consent
  3. Activity description:
    Advertisement consent.
    Topic:
    Planning
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Advertisement consent
  4. Activity description:
    Works affecting trees.
    Topic:
    Planning
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee no required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Works to trees
  5. Activity description:
    Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Planning Obligations (s106 agreements).
    Topic:
    Planning
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Community Infrastructure Levy and Planning Obligations
  6. Activity description:
    All permanent changes to the public highway require the developer to enter into a section 278 agreement (Highway Act 1980) with the CoL. The CoL will design and construct the highway works on behalf of the developer, at the developers cost. For more information see link or contact the Transportation Team
    Topic:
    Highways & Transportation
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval required.
    3. Certificate required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee required.
    7. Land interest required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Transport planning / Section 278 agreements
  7. Activity description:
    Opportunities to enhance the public realm in the vicinity of the proposed development including project agreement, approval, initiation and delivery, see link or contact the City Public Realm team.
    Topic:
    Public Realm
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee no required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit required.
    Read more:
    City Public Realm
  8. Activity description:
    Bridges and highway structures - for enquiries about one of the City's bridges or to report a defect see the link or contact our engineering team or call 020 7606 3030.
    Topic:
    Technical Approval of Structures
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval no required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee no required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Bridges and highway structures
  9. Activity description:

    Technical approval is the means by which the City Corporation ensures that as far as reasonably practicable any structure, new, existing or temporary that spans or supports the highway is fit for purpose and that adequate provision for inspection and maintenance has been made.

    Topic:
    Technical Approval of Structures
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Technical approval for highway structures
  10. Activity description:
    Temporary road closures need three months notice. For more information see link and call 020 7332 3553/3554 for a road closure application pack.
    Topic:
    Highways & Transportation
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval no required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License required.
    6. Fee required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Highway licenses / Temporary road closures
  11. Activity description:
    Temporary substations on or above the highway require a tripartite legal agreement between the developer, the City and UKPN under the Electricity Act 1989. Three months notice and a fee is required.
    Topic:
    Highways & Transportation
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement no required.
    2. Approval no required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Highway licenses / Guidance notes for highway activities
  12. Activity description:
    Fees for highway licences and approvals.
    Topic:
    Highways & Transportation
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement no required.
    2. Approval no required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee no required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Highway licences / fees for licences and approvals
  13. Activity description:
    Guidance notes for activities on the public highway in the City of London, set out the standards expected when on-street works are carried out.
    Topic:
    Highways & Transportation
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement no required.
    2. Approval no required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee no required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Highway guidance note
  14. Activity description:
    The City Corporation is the highway authority for all streets in the City of London except Red Routes for which Transport for London is the highway authority. (TfL road network)
    Topic:
    Highways & Transportation
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval no required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee no required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Highway licences / Red Routes
  15. Activity description:
    An application needs to be made, together with the fee payment at least five working days before the suspension starts.
    Topic:
    Highways & Transportation
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Parking bay suspension
  16. Activity description:
    Where permitted development includes highway land which is owned by CoL, the developer should contact the City Surveyor to determine the necessary permissions or interest in the land which would be required from the CoL as land owner if it were to implement the proposed scheme. This would be dependent upon the nature of the scheme and the use that is intended and any decision would be subject to appropriate committee approvals. This is in addition to any consents issued by CoL in its statutory capacity as highway authority.
    Topic:
    City Land Ownership
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval no required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License required.
    6. Fee no required.
    7. Land interest required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Contact the Corporate Property Group
  17. Activity description:
    Assistance with utilities, infrastructure and Wi-Fi.
    Topic:
    City Property Advisory Team
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval no required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee no required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Utilities, infrastructure and Wi-Fi
  18. Activity description:
    Advice on wayleaves including the City of London's Standardised Wayleave Toolkit.
    Topic:
    City Property Advisory Team
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval no required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee no required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Wayleaves
  19. Activity description:
    Assistance for occupiers, developers and property professionals.
    Topic:
    City Property Advisory Team
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval no required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee no required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    City Property Advisory Team
  20. Activity description:
    Telecom providers can connect to the underground box enabling businesses moving into a building to 'plug and play' using their chosen provider, without the need to dig up the streets to install new cabling.
    Topic:
    City Property Advisory Team
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee no required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Communal entry chambers
  21. Activity description:
    Planning application requirements when submitting an application for telecommunications equipment.
    Topic:
    Planning
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee no required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Telecommunications equipment

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