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The Planning web pages comprise the following sections:

  1. Do you need Planning Permission?
  2. The Planning Application Process
  3. Making an Application
  4. Search and Comment on Planning Applications
  5. Enforcement: Reporting unauthorised works
  6. Planning Policy
  7. Community Infrastructure Levy
  8. Planning - Contact Us
  9. Customer Service Charters & Performance

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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.

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Planning News:

Important information concerning affordable housing provision: July 2017 

Following changes to the National Planning Practice Guidance, with effect from 23 May 2016, financial contributions towards affordable housing were not being sought from developments of 10-units or fewer with a maximum combined gross floorspace of no more than 1,000sqm. However, with regard to evidence (See below) the Council will fully re-apply parts (a) and (e) of Core Strategy Policy CP4 when determining all relevant planning applications from 4 SEPTEMBER 2017, and as such, sites delivering one or more dwellings will be required to contribute to affordable housing provision. For more information on the background to this decision see http://www.threerivers.gov.uk/egcl-page/core-strategy

Evidence for affordable housing policy (pdf)

Where a required affordable housing contribution would not be viable, a Viability Assessment / Financial Appraisal must be submitted with any application.  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


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: 
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/391/contents/made

For all the latest planning news including previous updates concerning changes at District level please view Planning News.

  



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