Prior notification of agricultural or forestry development - excavation/waste material

Important notes

Prior notification of a proposed agricultural or forestry development should be submitted in accordance with the requirements in this checklist. If not, the application may be declared invalid and not determined or processing may be delayed.

If the application is submitted electronically one copy of the form and each of the drawings, plans and documentation will be required but 2 copies (1 original and 1 copy) will be required if the application is submitted in paper form.

Drawings should include information clearly stating the original size of the paper and include a scale bar indicating a minimum 0-10 metres. This is to enable them to be accurately read online. Plans marked with "do not scale" or any similar phrase will be returned as unacceptable as for planning purposes we must be able to scale from all drawings.

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National requirements

  • Completed application form and description of the proposed development and the materials used.

  • The correct fee.

  • Location plan based on an up-to-date map. This should be at an identified standard metric scale typically 1:1250 or 1:2500 but where possible should be scaled to fit onto A3 or A4 sized paper. The application site should be clearly indicated.

  • A copy of a site notice to be displayed on the site (for a minimum of 21 days), which must contain:

  • details of the address of the site

  • a description of the proposed development

  • materials to be used.

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Local requirements (reviewed 12 September 2014)

  • For agricultural or forestry notifications, a statement as to why the works are considered to be reasonably necessary should be provided.

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Apply online

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Printable application form

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Guidance on completing application form

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