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Local validation requirements for planning applications

Planning Authorities will list their local validation requirements on their website or you can check with them what specifically is required before you apply. Authorities must take a proportionate approach to the information they request and it must be:

  • reasonable having regard, in particular, to the nature and scale of the proposed development; and
  • about a matter which it is reasonable to think will be a material, i.e. relevant consideration in the determination of the application.

Examples of supporting documents that may be required to accompany a planning application are listed below:

Planning Statement

Retail Impact Assessment

Transport Assessment

Heritage Assessment

Travel Plan

Archaeological Assessment

Ground Contamination Assessment

Landscape Management Plan

Flood Risk Assessment

Sustainability Assessment

Sequential Test Assessment

Noise Assessment

Tree Survey/Assessment

Air Quality Assessment

Protected Species/Ecological Assessment

Statement of Community Involvement

Open Space Assessment

Marketing Assessment

Affordable Housing Plan

Viability Statement

Adoption Plan

Draft Heads of Terms for Planning Contributions

Economic Impact Assessment

3D Visuals

Further information can also be found on the Planning Portal and paragraph 193 in the National Planning Policy Framework contains information on the Government’s policy on local information requirements.

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