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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 19 activities.

  1. Activity description:
    An application is required under s73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for the removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission and or under regulation 19 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.
    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 / Removal or variation of condition following grant of planning permission
  2. Activity description:
    An application is required under s96 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for non-material amendments following a grant of 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/non-material amendments/non-material amendments
  3. Activity description:
    Formal notification of completion of development pursuant to the s106 agreement.More information is in the s106 template.
    Topic:
    Planning
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval no required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee no required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Community Infrastructure Levy and Planning Obligations / Planning Obligations / s106 Agreement template
  4. Activity description:
    Submission of details to discharge planning obligations pursuant to s106 agreement.  More information is in the  s106 template.
    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:
    Community Infrastructure Levy and Planning Obligations / Planning Obligations / S106 agreement template (PDF)
  5. Activity description:
    Notification of occupation. Pursuant to section 106 agreement. More information is in the s106 template.
    Topic:
    Planning
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval no required.
    3. Certificate no required.
    4. Notice required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee no required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Community Infrastructure Levy and Planning Obligations / Planning Obligations / s106 agreement template (PDF)
  6. Activity description:
    Lawful development certificate for existing use/operation or activity - Lawful development certificate for proposed use or development - Prior notification of proposed development by telecoms code system operators.
    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 / Lawful development certificate for an existing use, operation or activity
  7. Activity description:
    Regularisation Certificate under the Building Regulations 2010 - If building work is carried out without having first obtained the necessary Building Regulations approval, it may be possible to issue a certificate retrospectively by making a regularisation application. For more information see the link or contact the District Surveyor's team or call 020 7332 1000.
    Topic:
    Building Regulations
    Developer actions:
    1. Early engagement required.
    2. Approval no required.
    3. Certificate required.
    4. Notice no required.
    5. License no required.
    6. Fee required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Application for a regularisation certificate under Building Regulations 2010
  8. Activity description:
    The District Surveyor's team is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to reports of dangerous buildings and structures. To report a dangerous structure call 020 7332 1000 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm), 020 7606 3030 (out of hours). For more information see the link.
    Topic:
    Building Regulations
    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:
    Dangerous structures
  9. 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
  10. Activity description:

    The on-street concrete pump licence includes a pre and post pumping inspection of the local drainage system. Licence applications must be made at least two weeks in advance of proposed pumping. New concrete in the drainage system found during the post-inspection will be removed at the applicant's expense.

    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 required.
    Read more:
    Highway licences / Concrete pump on street
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Activity description:
    Reparation works to repair highway damage from site activity must be agreed with the highways team at the earliest opportunity
    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 no required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit required.
    Read more:
    Highways licences / Condition surveys and damage to the highway
  16. Activity description:
    Drainage, sewers and fire hydrants.
    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 no required.
    7. Land interest no required.
    8. Deposit no required.
    Read more:
    Highway licences / Guidance notes for highway activities (PDF)
  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

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