The Planning web pages comprise the following sections:
- Do you need Planning Permission?
- The Planning Application Process
- Making an Application
- Search and Comment on Planning Applications
- Enforcement: Reporting unauthorised works
- Planning Policy
- Community Infrastructure Levy
- Planning - Contact Us
- Customer Service Charters & Performance
Planning Online Application Forms and Fees Validation Checklist
Planning Portal Planning Practice Guidance Planning Appeals
Pre-Application Householder Duty Planner Service Drop Kerb Application
Planning Constraint Checker:
Use the Interactive Policies Map 2014 to ascertain what planning policies affect a particular property or area of land within the District.
Conservation Areas Listed Buildings Green Belt Flood Risk
Changes to Permitted Development: April 2017
There have been a number of changes to the General Permitted Development Order 2015 (as amended) including changes to the Householder Technical Guidance Document.
Technical Guidance (April 2017) (pdf)
The changes can be viewed via the following link:
Affordable Housing: 23 May 2016
Following changes to the National Planning Practice Guidance, with effect from 23 May 2016, financial contributions towards affordable housing will no longer be sought from developments of 10-units or fewer with a maximum combined gross floorspace of no more than 1,000sqm. For sites above these thresholds, if viability is an issue a Viability Assessment / Financial Appraisal must be submitted. This viability information will be assessed by an independent financial advisor, the cost of which shall be borne by the applicant/developer. These costs are:
9 units or less: £1500 plus VAT
10 or more units: £2000 plus VAT
Large schemes: Fee to be negotiated on an individual basis
Supplementary Planning Documents
Making an Application
Energy Statement Requirement:
Policy CP1 of the adopted Core Strategy requires all applications for new residential development of one unit and above and all new commercial development to be accompanied by a CPLAN Energy Statement and Sustainability Checklist to demonstrate the extent to which sustainability principles have been incorporated into the location, design, construction and future use of proposals, and the expected carbon emissions.
The CPLAN Energy Statement and Sustainability Checklist will not be available from 21 March 2016. From this date, applicants will not be able to submit a CPLAN Energy and Sustainability Statement but should submit an Energy Statement demonstrating the extent to which relevant proposals meet the requirements of Policy DM4 of the Development Management Policies document which sets out that developments must produce at least 5% less carbon dioxide emissions than Building Regulations Part L (2013) requirements having regard to feasibility and viability. For building conversions, development proposals must still demonstrate that there would be an overall improvement in the energy performance of the building. Guidance on producing an Energy Statement is available at http://www.threerivers.gov.uk/egcl-page/development-management-policies-dpd.
For all the latest planning news including previous updates concerning changes at District level please view Planning News.
Three Rivers District Council Latest Planning News
(e.g. Recent changes to Planning Legislation; Recent Agents Forum)