Cllr Adrian Page, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Control said “Making a planning application can be very daunting, even for experienced developers, as there are a number of detailed requirements that need to be met before the application can be considered. To make this process easier for both residents and businesses, the Council are consulting on a new checklist which seeks to take some of the uncertainty out of the planning process and give applicants greater confidence about what is needed.”
This checklist sets out the information that is normally required to be able to register, assess and determine a planning application. It also provides guidance on the level of information required depending on the size and type of the application. This document also provides details about where to find out more specific guidance on each item. This ensures that everyone involved in the planning application process understands what is needed. This document has been produced in order to assist customers when submitting applications for planning permission or other similar consents.
The Checklist sets out the information requirements for different types of planning applications including an explanation as to when and why the information is needed, as well as what sort of information is required and where to get further guidance.
The Council is seeking views on the Validation Checklist document so these comments can be incorporated into the final version of the document. The document can be found at the following website address: surreyheath.gov.uk/localvalidationlist
If you would like to provide comments on the document, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by the 21 March 2023. If you require a hardcopy of the document, please use the same email address or telephone 01276 707100.