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Natural England's Nutrient Mitigation Scheme for developers

Step 6: Send certificate to your LPA

Once you have received your final confirmation certificate, you can send a copy of this to your LPA to complete your planning permission application.

When you have been granted your full planning permission from your LPA, you can then start building your development.

If the size of your development changes

If the size of your development changes you must let your LPA and Natural England know. It's your responsibility to calculate and confirm how many credits you now need.

When you contact Natural England, provide your unique reference number and details of what has changed, including:

  • how much the development has changed in size
  • a map showing the new boundary of the development site as a geographic information system (GIS) polygon shapefile or Google Earth KML file
  • how many credits you now need

Natural England will advise you if you need to change and submit a new application.

If the number of credits you need has increased, Natural England cannot guarantee it will be able to allocate you the additional credits. This may lead to a delay in your planning decision. You can apply for the additional credits in the next round of applications.

If the number of credits you need has decreased, you may be entitled to a partial refund. Natural England will advise you if this is possible.