Validation Requirements for Planning Applications
In 2006, the Planning system changed and brought about new requirements for applicants and developers when submitting a planning application. Specifically, the "Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Amendment) (England) Order 2006" changed the definition of "reserved matters" and introduced the requirement for specific details which need to accompany all Outline Planning applications. This came into force on 10 August 2006.
The changes are important, and YOU must make sure you take them in to account when applying for planning permission. Failure to do so will result in your planning application being made "invalid" and returned to you.
Planning Applications submitted to the Council must be "validated", or checked to ensure that they contain all of the correct information, plans, forms and fee. The validation procedure has been tightened to make sure all of the information is submitted at the start of the application process, to avoid important information being submitted later which confuses people and delays the decision. The Adobe PDF download below contains a checklist and requirements for applications to pass the validation procedure.
Flood Risk Assessments
The Environment Agency website has up to date information about flood risk assessments including maps showing where flooding is likely. Follow these links for more information.
Flood risk matrix link: http://www.pipernetworking.com/floodrisk/matrix.html
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
EIA assessments may be required for applications, but the requirements are complex. For the up to date information about EIA see the Communities and Local Government website.
Traffic Impact Assessments (TIA)
Traffic impact assessments may be required where there will be a lot of new vehicular movements - such as in new housing developments. For the most up to date information about TIAs, contact David Lynch in the Highways Section on 01642 526728
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Guidance notes for changes to planning applications
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