Approval of reserved matters following outline approval

Important notes

Where outline permission has been granted, you may, within three years of the outline approval, make an application for the outstanding reserved matters, i.e. the information excluded from the initial outline planning application. This will typically include information about the layout, access, scale and appearance of the development.

Applications for approval of reserved matters 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 two copies (one original and one copy) will be required if the application is submitted in paper form. If samples of materials are submitted, only one sample of each of the materials will be required.

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 form or application in writing containing sufficient information to enable identification of the outline permission in respect of which it is made.

  • Plans and drawings including:

  • Plan identifying the land to which the application relates at a scale of 1:1250 or 1:2500 and showing the direction of north.

  • Other plans and drawings necessary to deal with matters reserved in the outline planning permission.

  • The appropriate fee.

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Local requirements (reviewed 12 September 2014)

Climate Neutral Development Checklist. Required for all applications with the exception of very minor development such as minor exterior alterations.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Feasibility Study. Required if proposal site is located in proximity of an existing or proposed CHP station, as illustrated in Climate Change SPD.
Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure proposals as per standards in Climate Change SPD.
A statement setting out the sustainable design and construction measures to be implemented within the development, including the use of any low/zero carbon technologies. Required for new residential development (to include how development resulting in the addition of a new dwelling/dwellings will meet water and energy efficiency standards set out in the Council's guidance note on housing standards); or new non-residential development of 1,000 sq.m or more (gross) floorspace meeting BREEAM standards; including applications for developments with exceptionally high total energy consumption. (Core Strategy Policy CS22, as updated by the Council's guidance note on housing standards).
A pre-assessment to demonstrate compliance with BREEAM very good standards will be required for all new non-residential development of 1,000 sqm or more (gross) floor space. Applications for developments with exceptionally high total energy consumption such as large leisure facilities or date storage centres are required to demonstrate how the overall carbon emissions of the development will be reduced through the use of renewable energy measures on site. (Core Strategy Policy CS22)
  • Telecommunication development. Supplementary information required in accordance with the provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework (Section 5 Supporting high quality communications infrastructure)..

  • TV/radio implications assessment. Required for proposals involving tall buildings.

  • Transport survey and assessment. Required if proposal is likely to have significant transport implications. (National Planning Policy Framework Section 4)

  • Travel plan. Required if proposal is likely to have significant transport implications. (National Planning Policy Framework Section 4)

  • Tree survey/arboricultural implications assessment /method statement. Required if proposal is likely to affect trees within the application site or on land adjacent to the site, including street trees. (National Planning Policy Framework Section 11, Core Strategy Policies CS7 and CS21)

  • Ventilation/extraction details and statement. Required to accompany all applications for the use of premises for purposes within Use Classes:

  • A3 (Restaurants and cafes)

  • A4 (Drinking establishments)

  • A5 (Hot food takeaways)

  • B1 (Business) where necessary

  • B2 (General industrial)

  • B8 (Storage and distribution).

Also required for significant retail, industrial, leisure or other similar developments where substantial ventilation or extraction equipment is proposed to be installed.

  • SPA Statement. Required for all new residential development detailing how SPA avoidance measures will be met i.e. by S106 agreement, SANG and SAMM tariff or SANG provision. (Core Strategy Policy CS8)

  • Archaeological desk-based assessment or, where research is insufficient to make an assessment, a field evaluation. Required if the site has archaeological interest or is over 0.4ha in area. (Core Strategy Policy CS20)

  • Accessibility Statement. Required for specialist accommodation proposals to show how accessibility and wheelchair housing standards are met. This can be part of any Design and Access Statement. (Core Strategy Policy CS13, as updated by the Council's guidance note on housing standards)

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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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