noun[mass noun] British
Formal permission from a local authority for the erection or alteration of buildings or similar development.
- 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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