"Open Space" - means any land laid out as a public garden, or used for the purpose of public recreation, or land which is used as a disused burial ground.
"Owner" (for the purposes of a planning application or appeal) means a person having a freehold interest or leasehold interest the unexpired term of which is not less that 7 years, or, in the case of development consisting of the winning and working of minerals, a person entitled to an interest in a mineral in the land (other than oil, gas, coal, gold or silver).
PLANNING CONDITIONS - limitations applied to the grant of planning permission in order to control the manner in which the planning permission is implemented. Failure to comply with a planning condition could attract Enforcement Action through a Breach of Condition Notice.
PLANNING INSPECTORATE - for Planning Appeals forms etc
Settlement Boundary - the extent of physical development around a town or village etc, usually defined on Local Plan Proposals Maps, to identify the limit to most forms of development as set by the planning authority. It does not always follow that the settlement boundary includes all built development within a settlement. Beyond the settlement boundary land is usually characterised as 'countryside' for planning purposes.
Section 73 Applications – A section 73 application used to be a route by which it was possible to extend the life of a planning permission before it expired by varying the condition that specified the time limit of the permission. This involved a planning fee solely for variation of the condition. However, following the introduction of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 this route to renewing planning permissions is no longer available. A new application at the appropriate full fee is required and considered distinct from that already approved.
Sui Generis - This is a term which means that the particular use is in a class of its own and does not fall to be considered as falling within one of the specified Use Classes. The following are specifically identified as sui generis uses in the Use Classes Order 1987:-
as a theatre,
(b) as an amusement arcade or centre, or a funfair,
(c) for the washing or cleaning of clothes or fabrics in coin-operated machines or on premises at which the goods to be cleaned are received direct from the visiting public [ie a laundrette]
(d) for the sale of fuel for motor vehicles,
(e) for the sale or display for sale of motor vehicles,
(f) for a taxi business or business for the hire of motor vehicles,
(g) as a scrap yard, or a yard for the storage or distribution of minerals or the breaking of motor vehicles.