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planning permission Line breaks: plan|ning per|mis¦sion

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of planning permission in English:


[mass noun] British
Formal permission from a local authority for the erection or alteration of buildings or similar development.
Example sentences
  • Backers of the plan have the support of MPs and planning permission from the local authority.
  • The owners of The Coopers Arms applied for planning permission to convert the building into a home.
  • The new building already has planning permission and work will soon be underway.
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