Planning - Information to be submitted
Information to be submitted with all planning applications
For your planning application to be valid you must send us the following items as a minimum.
|Application form||This must be the right form for the application type, fully completed.|
|Application fee||Go to planning fees and charges.|
|Location plan||This shows the site area and its surrounding context.|
|Site plan, sometimes called a block plan||This shows the proposed development in detail.|
|Ownership certificate||Certificate A, B, C or D states who owns the property.|
|Agricultural holdings certificate||This is needed whether or not the site includes an agricultural holding – all agricultural tenants must be notified before an application is submitted.|
Every planning application in the UK must meet these requirements.
All forms and certificates must be fully completed.
You may also need to provide a design and access statement, unless your application:
- relates to a material change in use of land or buildings
- relates to engineering or mining operations
- is a householder development where no part of the property is within a site of special scientific interest or a conservation area
For more about these documents, go to: Planning Practice Guidance: validation requirements
Overview of information for specific application types
In addition to information that must be submitted with all planning applications, you may have to provide extra information in specific cases.
Please click on the following link to view the adopted Local List, published February 2017 (Amended and re-published most recently June 2019) Brentwood Local List of Validation Requirements
Once an application has been submitted, the Validation Team will determine whether the application is valid or not, by assessing it against the National and Local validation requirements.
Compliance of current Local Plan with National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was introduced in July 2018 and replaced previous government planning policy. A useful reference guide to compliance between the Brentwood Replacement Local Plan and the NPPF.
Biodiversity in Planning provides a free online tool for householders and small- or medium-scale developers to check whether they will need expert ecological advice before submitting a planning application. Go to Biodiversity in Planning: Wildlife Assessment Check.
This tool is not meant for large developments where formal Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) are required by law.