103 When does an approval lapse?
(1) An approval lapses:
(a) 5 years after the date from which it operates, except as provided
by paragraph (b), or
(b) in the case of an approval that is subject to a condition under
section 96 (2), 2 years after the date on which the last approval, consent or
permission required to be obtained in accordance with the condition
(2) A council, in granting an approval, may vary either or both of the
periods referred to in subsection (1).
(3) Such a variation may not be made so as to cause:
(b) an approval of a kind prescribed by the regulations to lapse
within the period prescribed by the regulations in relation to the
(4) This section does not prevent the extension or renewal of an
approval under section 107.
(5) In this section, vary means increase or