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For Professionals

Planning guidance

Where a scheme is being built to the Lifetime Homes Standard and the development was submitted for detailed planning approval prior to the publication of the revised standard on 5 July 2010, the Standard (and Criteria) applicable at the time of detailed planning submission would normally apply unless the local planning authority agree, or state, otherwise.

Subject to any necessary agreement of the planning authority, Lifetime Homes procedures would not prevent the revised Standard (applicable from 5 July 2010) being applied to any development retrospectively, subject to that retrospective application being ‘wholesale’ across all 16 Criteria (i.e. developers should not ‘mix and match’ the pre and post 5 July Criteria).