You will need a derogation if you want to deviate from an existing zoning plan or building regulation. The applicant for a derogation may be the owner or occupier of the property.
The time taken to process a request for a derogation depends on its scope. The processing time from the date of submission of the application to the data decision is at least two months. The length of time it takes to process a proposal is influenced by, among other things, the number of reminders and statements submitted. The parties concerned have the right to appeal against the decision. The appeal process will prolong the time for the decision to become final. The appeal authority can also annul the decision.