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					Guidance Notes
Validation of Planning Applications and other
submissions for consideration by the Local
Planning Authority




Tamworth Borough Council               Adopted March 2008
Contents
Introduction                                           1

Pre application discussions                            1

Background                                             2

National requirements                                  3

Local requirements                                     7

Appendix A: Lists of information by application type   17

Appendix B: Contact information                        70
Introduction
These Guidance Notes have the following aims:

      To stress the importance, for applicants and their agents, of entering into pre-application
       discussions with the Local Planning Authority for the majority of development proposals

      To outline the procedures for the validation of planning applications by the Local Planning
       Authority

      To provide guidance on the scope of material that should be supplied with applications for
       planning permission and other submissions

      To outline the benefits of a „validation checklist‟ in helping the Local Planning Authority
       achieve good standards of performance


Pre-application discussions
An essential element to this approach is the encouragement and facilitation of pre-application
discussions for all types of application. This will ensure that applicants are aware of the information
requirements (in accordance with advice in the Government‟s Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 1
paragraph 12).

Where necessary other interested parties, including statutory and non-statutory consultees, may be
brought into this process. This is particularly useful for larger and more complex schemes and can
help applicants identify the issues to be covered and information that is needed to support the
application. The early identification of information requirements can help minimise delays later in
processing the application. Such discussions may also identify whether other consents may be
required.




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Background
Regulation 4 of the Town and Country Planning (Applications) Regulations 1988 enables a Local
Planning Authority to direct applicants to:-

(a)    supply any further information, and except in the case of outline applications, plans and
       drawings necessary to enable it to determine the application; or

(b)    provide any evidence in respect of the application as is reasonable to verify any particulars
       of the application.

These Guidance Notes therefore takes the form of a formal direction under Regulation 4 that the
information set out in the validation checklists within the document may be requested by the Local
Planning Authority prior to validation.

The checklists are in two parts:

1)     The first part of each checklist contains compulsory requirements including some matters
       that are required by law in any event and other matters that the Local Planning Authority will
       require in all cases (the national list).

2)     The second part of each list contains suggested additional information that may be
       requested or may need to be adapted to circumstances of each application (the local list).

If the information that is required by the direction contained in these Guidance Notes (whether
deriving from the first or the second list) is not included with any application for planning permission
the Local Planning Authority will be entitled to declare the application invalid and not register or
process it. The Local Planning Authority will set out its reasons for declaring an application invalid
in writing to the applicant and will return the application submission to the applicant or their agent.

Where an application is not accompanied by information required by the Local Planning Authority, in
accordance with the direction in this guidance, then applicants should provide written justification
with the application as to why it is not appropriate in the particular circumstances. If the Local
Planning Authority is not satisfied with this justification, the application will not be registered.

Where an application is submitted, its receipt will be acknowledged in writing in accordance with
Article 5(2) of the GDPO 1995. However, if the Local Planning Authority considers that the
application is invalid, ie it fails to comply with the requirements of Regulation 3 of the Applications
Regulation 1988, or article 4 of the GDPO or any other statutory requirement (eg the direction made
under regulation 4 of the Applications Regulation 1988 in the Supplementary Planning Document)
the Council will as soon as reasonably practical notify the applicant that the application is invalid
(Article 5(4) of the GDPO 1995).




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National Requirements
All applications for full planning permission must include:

1)     The standard application form

       From 6 April 2008, all planning applications will need to be presented on a standard
       application form, which will be available electronically. The Government wishes to
       encourage applicants to submit applications electronically wherever possible, as this
       provides opportunities for streamlining procedures and thereby reducing costs. However
       applicants will retain the option of submitting paper versions of the form. In that event, the
       GDPO requires three additional copies plus the original of the completed standard
       application form to be submitted. An applicant may be requested by the local planning
       authority to submit more than three copies, but three copies is the statutory requirement for
       a valid application.

2)     The location plan

       All applications must include copies of a location plan based on an up-to-date map at a scale
       of 1:1250 or 1:2500. The legislation requires three copies plus the original (unless submitted
       electronically).

       In exceptional circumstances plans of other scales may also be required. Plans should
       wherever possible show at least two named roads and surrounding buildings. The properties
       shown should be numbered or named to ensure that the exact location of the application site
       is clear.

       The application site should be edged clearly with a red line. It should include all land
       necessary to carry out the proposed development – for example, land required for access to
       the site from a public highway, visibility splays, landscaping, car parking and open areas
       around buildings.

       A blue line should be drawn around any other land owned by the applicant, close to or
       adjoining the application site.

3)     Site and other plans

       Copies of the site plan should be submitted. The legislation requires three copies plus the
       original (unless submitted electronically). The site plan should be drawn at a scale of 1:500
       or 1:200 and should accurately show:

       (a)     the direction of North;

       (b)     the proposed development in relation to the site boundaries and other existing
               buildings on the site, with written dimensions including those to the boundaries;

       (c)     all the buildings, roads and footpaths on land adjoining the site including access
               arrangements;

       (d)     the position of all trees on the site, and those on adjacent land that could influence or
               be affected by the development;

       (e)     the extent and type of any hard surfacing; and

       (f)     boundary treatment including walls or fencing where this is proposed.



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In addition other plans should be submitted (dependent on the type of application – refer to
the relevant list for specific requirements attached as Appendix A) and may include:

      Block plan of the site (eg at a scale of 1:100 or 1:200) showing any site boundaries

       Copies of plans should show: any site boundaries; the type and height of boundary
       treatment (eg walls, fences etc); the position of any building or structure on the other
       side of such boundaries

      Existing and proposed elevations (eg at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100)

       These should be drawn to a scale of 1:50 or 1:100 and show clearly the proposed
       works in relation to what is already there. All sides of the proposal must be shown
       and these should indicate, where possible, the proposed building materials and the
       style, materials and finish of windows and doors. Blank elevations must also be
       included; if only to show that this is in fact the case.

       Where a proposed elevation adjoins another building or is in close proximity, the
       drawings should clearly show the relationship between the buildings, and detail the
       positions of the openings on each property.

      Existing and proposed floor plans (eg at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100)

       These should be drawn to a scale of 1:50 or 1:100 and should explain the proposal in
       detail. Where existing buildings or walls are to be demolished these should be clearly
       shown. The drawings submitted should show details of the existing building(s) as well
       as those for the proposed development. New buildings should also be shown in
       context with adjacent buildings (including property numbers where applicable).

      Existing and proposed site sections and finished floor and site levels (eg at a
       scale of 1:50 or 1:100)

       Such plans drawn at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100 should show a cross section(s) through
       the proposed building(s). In all cases where a proposal involves a change in ground
       levels, illustrative drawings should be submitted to show both existing and finished
       levels to include details of foundations and eaves and how encroachment onto
       adjoining land is to be avoided.

       Full information should also be submitted to demonstrate how proposed buildings
       relate to existing site levels and neighbouring development. Such plans should show
       existing site levels and finished floor levels (with levels related to a fixed datum point
       off site) and also show the proposals in relation to adjoining buildings. This will be
       required for all applications involving new buildings.

       In the case of householder development, the levels may be evident from floor plans
       and elevations, but particularly in the case of sloping sites it will be necessary to
       show how proposals relate to existing ground levels or where ground levels outside
       the extension would be modified. Levels should also be taken into account in the
       formulation of design and access statements.

      Roof plans (eg at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100)

       A roof plan is used to show the shape of the roof and is typically drawn at a scale
       smaller than the scale used for the floor plans. Details such as the roofing material,
       vents and their location are typically specified on the roof plan.



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4)   Ownership Certificates

     Under section 65(5) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, read in conjunction with
     Article 7 of the GDPO, the local planning authority must not entertain an application for
     planning permission unless the relevant certificates concerning the ownership of the
     application site have been completed. All applications for planning permission except for
     approval of reserved matters must include the appropriate certificate of ownership. An
     ownership certificate A, B, C or D must be completed stating the ownership of the property.

     For this purpose an „owner‟ is anyone with a freehold interest, or leasehold interest the
     unexpired term of which is not less than 7 years.

     Notice(s)

     A notice to owners of the application site must be completed and served in accordance with
     Article 6 of the GDPO.

     Note: Where an application is likely to involve a S106 obligation, it would be helpful if proof
     of title was also supplied at validation stage, together with name/s of legal contacts.

5)   Agricultural Holdings Certificate

     This certificate is required whether or not the site includes an agricultural holding. All
     agricultural tenants must be notified prior to the submission of the application. This
     certificate is not required if the applicant is making an application for reserved matters,
     renewal of temporary planning permission, discharge of variation of conditions, tree
     preservation orders, or express consent to display an advertisement.

6)   Correct planning application fee (where one is necessary)

7)   Design & Access Statement

     A Design and Access Statement must accompany applications for both outline and full
     planning permission unless they relate to one of the following:

           A material change of use of land and buildings, (unless it also involves operational
            development);

           Engineering or mining operations;

           Householder developments.

     However, statements are required for applications where any part of a dwelling house or its
     curtilage fall within one of the following designated areas:

            o       National Park

            o       Site of special scientific interest

            o       Conservation area

            o       Area of outstanding natural beauty

            o       World Heritage Site

            o       The Broads


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A design and access statement is a short report accompanying and supporting a planning
application that should seek to explain and justify the proposal in a structured way. The level
of detail required in a design and access statement will depend on the scale and complexity
of the application, and the length of the statement will vary accordingly.

The design and access statement should cover both the design principles and concepts that
have been applied to the proposed development and how issues relating to access to the
development have been dealt with. A design and access statement should be proportionate
to the complexity of the application, but need not be long. What is required in a design and
access statement is set out in article 4C of the GDPO and Department for Communities and
Local Government Circular 01/06 – Guidance on Changes to the Development Control
System.

Applications for listed building consent will also be required to be accompanied by a design
and access statement. In particular, such a statement should address:

i)     the special architectural or historic interest of the building;

ii)    the particular physical features of the building that justify its designation as a listed
       building; and

iii)   the building‟s setting.

The legislative requirements are set out in regulation 3A of the Planning (Listed Buildings
and Conservation Areas) Regulations 1990.




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Local Requirements
Supporting information that may be required depending on the nature and type of application or the
nature and character of the area:

      Affordable housing statement

       Where local plan policies or Supplementary Planning Document guidance requires the
       provision of affordable housing the local planning authority may require information
       concerning both the affordable housing and any market housing e.g. the numbers of
       residential units, the mix of units with numbers of habitable rooms and/or bedrooms, or the
       floor space of habitable areas of residential units, plans showing the location of units and
       their number of habitable rooms and/or bedrooms, and/or the floor space of the units. If
       different levels or types of affordability or tenure are proposed for different units this should
       be clearly and fully explained. The affordable housing statement should also include details
       of any Registered Social Landlords acting as partners in the development.

      Air quality assessment

       Where the development is proposed inside, or adjacent to an air quality management area
       (AQMA), or where the development could in itself result in the designation of an AQMA or
       where the grant of planning permission would conflict with, or render unworkable, elements
       of a local authority‟s air quality action plan, applications should be supported by such
       information as is necessary to allow a full consideration of the impact of the proposal on the
       air quality of the area. Where AQMAs cover regeneration areas, developers should provide
       an air quality assessment as part of their planning application. Further advice is available in
       Planning Policy Statement 23: Planning and Pollution Control (November 2004).

      Biodiversity survey and report

       Where a proposed development may have possible impacts on wildlife and biodiversity,
       including affecting protected species, information should be provided on existing biodiversity
       interests and possible impacts on them to allow full consideration of those impacts. Where
       proposals are being made for mitigation and/or compensation measures information to
       support those proposals will be needed. Where appropriate, accompanying plans should
       indicate any significant wildlife habitats or features and the location of habitats of any
       species protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, the Conservation (Natural
       Habitats etc) Regulations 1994 or the Protection of Badgers Act 1992. Applications for
       development in the countryside that will affect areas designated for their biodiversity
       interests are likely to need to include assessments of impacts and proposals for long term
       maintenance and management. This information might form part of an Environmental
       Statement, where one is necessary. Certain proposals which include work such as the
       demolition of older buildings or roof spaces, removal of trees, scrub, hedgerows or
       alterations to water courses may affect protected species and will need to provide
       information on them, any potential impacts for them and any mitigation proposals for such
       impacts. Government planning policies for biodiversity are set out in Planning Policy
       Statement 9: Biodiversity and Geological Conservation (PPS9) (August 2005), PPS9 is
       accompanied by a Government Circular: Biodiversity and Geological Conservation –
       Statutory obligations and their impact within the planning system (ODPM Circular 06/2005,
       Defra Circular 01/2005 and Planning for Biodiversity and Geological Conservation: A Guide
       to Good Practice.

       Natural England fully supports the inclusion of biodiversity surveys in all planning
       applications where they are applicable. Where survey information is required, the
       application should be accompanied by:



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    (a)    An initial ecological assessment of the site; and

    (b)    Where the initial assessment identifies it as necessary, a full ecological report
           including likely impact of the proposal and mitigation measures.

    Natural England, in association with Defra, have issued guidance for Biodiversity and
    Geological Conservation giving details of information that may be required. Guidance
    specific to Staffordshire can be found in the document “Biodiversity and Geological
    Conservation Validation Checklists for Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent”.

    Contact details for Natural England and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust can be found in Appendix
    B.

   Daylight / sunlight assessment

    In circumstances where there is a potential adverse impact upon the current levels of
    sunlight/daylight enjoyed by adjoining properties or building(s), including associated gardens
    or amenity space then applications may also need to be accompanied by a daylight/sunlight
    assessment. Further guidance is provided in, for example, BRE guidelines on daylight
    assessments. (Local authorities may need to explain to applicants that planning permission
    would not confer any immunity on those whose works infringe another‟s property rights, and
    which might be subject to action under the Rights of Light Act 1959.)

   Economic/Regeneration statement

    Applications may also need to be accompanied by a supporting statement of any
    regeneration benefits from the proposed development, including: details of any new jobs that
    might be created or supported; the relative floorspace totals for each proposed use (where
    known); any community benefits; and reference to any regeneration strategies that might lie
    behind or be supported by the proposal.

   Environmental Impact Assessment

    The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (1999) set
    out the circumstances in which an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is required.

    Where an EIA is required, Schedule 4 to the regulations sets out the information that should
    be included in an Environmental Statement. The information in the Environmental
    Statement has to be taken into consideration when the local planning authority decides
    whether to grant planning consent. It may be helpful for a developer to request a „screening
    opinion‟ (ie to determine whether the EIA is required) from the local planning authority before
    submitting a planning application. In cases where a full EIA is not required the local planning
    authority may still require environmental information to be provided.

   Flood risk assessment

    At the planning application stage, an appropriate Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) will be
    required to demonstrate how flood risk from all sources of flooding to the development itself
    and flood risk to others will be managed now and taking climate change into account.

    A Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) will be required for development proposals of 1 hectare or
    greater in Flood Zone 1 and for all proposals for new development located in Flood Zones 2
    and 3 as designated by the Environment Agency. A FRA will also be required for any
    development other than minor development in a designated critical drainage area which has
    been notified to the local planning authority by the Environment Agency.



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    The FRA should identify and assess the risks of all forms of flooding to and from the
    development and demonstrate how these flood risks will be managed, taking climate change
    into account. The FRA should identify opportunities to reduce the probability and
    consequences of flooding.       The FRA should include the design of surface water
    management systems including Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDs) and address the
    requirement for safe access to and from the development in areas at risk of flooding.

    The FRA should be prepared by an applicant in consultation with the local planning
    authority. The FRA should form part of an Environmental Statement when one is required by
    the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales)
    Regulations 1999 as amended. Planning Policy Statement 25: „Development and Flood Risk
    (December 2006) provides comprehensive guidance for both local planning authorities and
    applicants in relation to the undertaking of flood risk assessments and the responsibilities for
    controlling development where it may be directly affected by flooding or affect flooding
    elsewhere.

    The Environment Agency have produce Flood Risk Standing Advice, which can be viewed
    via their website at http://www.pipernetworking.com/floodrisk/index.html. Contact details for
    the Environment Agency can be found in Appendix B.

   Foul sewerage and utilities assessment

    All new buildings need separate connections to foul and storm water sewers. If an
    application proposes to connect a development to the existing drainage system then details
    of the existing system should be shown on the application drawing(s). It should be noted that
    in most circumstances surface water is not permitted to be connected to the public foul
    sewers. (It is possible that the right to connect storm water to foul sewers in areas where
    there are no storm drains may be withdrawn by amendment to section 106 of the Water
    Industry Act 1991.)

    Where the development involves the disposal of trade waste or the disposal of foul sewage
    effluent other than to the public sewer, then a fuller foul drainage assessment will be
    required including details of the method of storage, treatment and disposal. A foul drainage
    assessment should include a full assessment of the site, its location and suitability for
    storing, transporting and treating sewage. Where connection to the mains sewer is not
    practical, then the foul/non-mains drainage assessment will be required to demonstrate why
    the development cannot connect to the public mains sewer system and show that the
    alternative means of disposal are satisfactory. Guidance on what should be included in a
    non-mains drainage assessment is given in DETR Circular 03/99 and Building Regulations
    Approved Document Part H and in BS6297.

    If the proposed development results in any changes/replacement to the existing system or
    the creation of a new system, scale plans of the new foul drainage arrangements will also
    need to be provided. This will include a location plan, cross sections/elevations and
    specification. Drainage details that will achieve Building Regulations Approval will be
    required. If connection to any of the above requires crossing land that is not in the
    applicant‟s ownership, other than on a public highway, then notice may need to be served on
    the owners of that land.

    An application should indicate how the development connects to existing utility infrastructure
    systems. Most new development requires connection to existing utility services, including
    electricity and gas supplies, telecommunications and water supply, and also needs
    connection to foul and surface water drainage and disposal. Accordingly, two planning
    issues arise; firstly, whether the existing services and infrastructure have sufficient capacity
    to accommodate the supply/service demands which would arise from the completed
    development, and secondly, whether the provision of services on site would give rise to any


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    environmental or highway impacts, for example, excavations in the vicinity of trees or
    archaeological remains, or disruption to the highway network.

    The applicant should demonstrate:

    (a)    that, following consultation with the service provider, the availability of utility services
           has been examined and that the proposals would not result in undue stress on the
           delivery of those services to the wider community;

    (b)    that proposals incorporate any utility company requirements for substations,
           telecommunications equipment or similar structures including proposals for the
           provision of new utility connections and or upgrading of existing utility services in the
           highway network where development fronts a traffic sensitive route (Note: details of
           traffic sensitive routes can be obtained from the Network Management Unit of
           Staffordshire County Council);

    (c)    that service routes have been planned to avoid as far as possible the potential for
           damage to trees and archaeological remains;

    (d)    where the development impinges on existing infrastructure the provisions for
           relocating or protecting that infrastructure have been agreed with the service
           provider.

   Heritage Statement (including historical, archaeological features and Scheduled
    Ancient Monuments)

    The scope and degree of detail necessary in a Heritage Statement will vary according to the
    particular circumstances of each application. Applicants are advised to discuss proposals
    with either a planning officer or a conservation officer before any application is made. The
    following is a guide to the sort of information that may be required for different types of
    application.

    For applications for listed building consent, a written statement that includes a schedule of
    works to the listed building(s), an analysis of the significance of archaeology, history and
    character of the building/structure, the principles of and justification for the proposed works
    and their impact on the special character of the listed building or structure, its setting and the
    setting of adjacent listed buildings may be required. A structural survey may be required in
    support of an application for listed building consent.

    For applications for conservation area consent, a written statement that includes a structural
    survey, an analysis of the character and appearance of the building/structure, the principles
    of and justification for the proposed demolition and its impact on the special character of the
    area may be required.

    For applications either related to or impacting on the setting of heritage assets a written
    statement that includes plans showing historic features that may exist on or adjacent to the
    application site including listed buildings and structures, historic parks and gardens, historic
    battlefields and scheduled ancient monuments and an analysis of the significance of
    archaeology, history and character of the building/structure, the principles of and justification
    for the proposed works and their impact on the special character of the listed building or
    structure, its setting and the setting of adjacent listed buildings may be required.

    For applications within or adjacent to a conservation area, an assessment of the impact of
    the development on the character and appearance of the area may be required.




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    For all applications involving the disturbance of ground within an Area of Archaeological
    Potential as defined in the development plan or in other areas in the case of a major
    development proposal or significant infrastructure works, an applicant may need to
    commission an assessment of existing archaeological information and submit the results as
    part of the Heritage Statement.

    For heritage assets, advice is provided in Planning Policy Guidance Note 15 Planning and
    the Historic Environment (September 1994). For archaeological remains, advice is provided
    in Planning Policy Guidance Note 16: Archaeology and Planning (November 1990).

    Further advice and guidance can be found in the English Heritage publication „A Charter for
    English Heritage Advisory Services‟.

    Applicants/agents are advised to contact the Cultural Heritage Team based at Staffordshire
    County Council prior to submitting an application, who will provide a brief statement to be
    included as part of the Heritage Statement which will indicate any likely archaeological or
    historic landscape requirement. Contact details can be found in Appendix B.

   Land contamination assessment

    Applications may also need to be accompanied by a land contamination assessment which
    should include an extended assessment of contamination in line with Planning Policy
    Statement 23 „Planning and Pollution Control‟ (November 2004). Where contamination is
    known or suspected or the proposed use would be particularly vulnerable, the applicant
    should provide such information with the application as is necessary to determine whether
    the proposed development can proceed. As specified by the Environment Agency, this
    information should include:

    (e)    Desk Study
    (f)    Walk over site reconnaissance
    (g)    Conceptual model identifying potential pollutant sources, pathways and receptors as
           a basis for assessing the risks and appraising the options for remediation.

    The Environment Agency are able to provide further advice and guidance if required.
    Contact details can be found in Appendix B.

   Landscaping details

    Applications may be accompanied by landscaping details and include proposals for long
    term maintenance and landscape management. There should be reference to landscaping
    and details landscaping proposals which follow from the design concept in the Design and
    Access Statement, if required.     Existing trees and other vegetation should, where
    practicable, be retained in new developments and protected during the construction of the
    development.

   Lighting assessment

    Proposals involving the provision of publicly accessible developments, in the vicinity of
    residential property, a Listed Building or a Conservation Area, or open countryside, where
    external lighting would be provided or made necessary by the development, should be
    required to be accompanied by details of external lighting and the proposed hours when the
    lighting would be switched on. These details shall include a layout plan with beam orientation
    and a schedule of the equipment in the design. „Lighting in the countryside: Towards good
    practice‟ (1997) is a valuable guide for local planning authorities, planners, highway
    engineers and members of the public. It demonstrates what can be done to lessen the
    effects of external lighting, including street lighting and security lighting. The advice is
    applicable in towns as well as the countryside.

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   Noise assessment

    Application proposals that raise issues of disturbance or are considered to be a noise
    sensitive development in what are considered noise sensitive areas should be supported by
    a noise assessment prepared by a suitably qualified acoustician. Further guidance is
    provided in Planning Policy Guidance note 24: Planning and Noise (September 1994).

   Open space assessment

    Planning consent is not normally given for development of existing open spaces which local
    communities need. For development within open spaces, application proposals should be
    accompanied by plans showing any areas of existing or proposed open space within or
    adjoining the application site. In the absence of a robust and up-to-date assessment by a
    local authority, an applicant for planning permission may seek to demonstrate through an
    independent assessment that the land or buildings are surplus to local requirements and any
    such evidence should accompanying the planning application. Government planning policy
    is set out in Planning Policy Guidance note 17: Planning for open space, sport and
    recreation (July 2002).

   Parking provision

    Applications involving new, or changes to existing, parking and access arrangements will be
    required to provide details of existing and proposed parking provision and access
    arrangements. These details should also be shown on the site layout plan.

    The details provided in respect of the proposed parking should provide details of the level of
    provision linked to the type of development provided.

    The detail provided should also ensure that the access works required to accommodate
    development include all the necessary information required to support the proposed design
    which will include micro-modelling analysis and a Stage 2 Safety Audit where access is
    served via a traffic signalled junction, a roundabout junction or a priority junction with a
    dedicated right turn facility.

    Where access only involves, simple priority junctions or dropped crossings details of the
    existing and proposed visibility splays are required together with details of speed surveys
    where relaxations to normal visibility requirements are being sought.

   Photographs and photomontages

    These provide useful background information and can help to show how large developments
    can be satisfactorily integrated within the street scene. Photographs should be provided if
    the proposal involves the demolition of an existing building or development affecting a
    conservation area or a listed building.

   Other plans

    These include additional plans or drawings which may be required in certain circumstances,
    dependent on factors such as location or characteristics of the site and the scale and nature
    of development.

    Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically. All plans and
    drawings should include: paper size, key dimensions and scale bar indicating a minimum of
    0-10 metres.

    Other plans include: Streetscene, masterplan and 3D views.


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   Planning obligations – draft Head(s) of Terms

    Planning obligations (or “section 106 agreements”) are private agreements negotiated
    between local planning authorities and persons with an interest in a piece of land (or
    “developers”), and are intended to make acceptable development which would otherwise be
    unacceptable in planning terms. Where Local Development Framework policies give details
    of likely section 106 requirements, a statement of the proposed Heads of Terms may be
    submitted with the application. Further advice is available in ODPM Circular 05/2005,
    Planning Obligations and the model section 106 agreement, both of which are available on
    the Communities and Local Government website.

    Wherever possible the Local Planning Authority will use planning conditions rather than
    Planning Obligations (Section 106 of the Town and country Planning Act 1990 (as
    amended)). However in some cases these will be unavoidable and will still be required.

    Typically Planning Obligations will be required for:

    o      Affordable housing provision
    o      Education contributions
    o      Financial contributions towards future maintenance of on site open space
    o      Financial contributions towards the enhancement of existing off site public open
           space
    o      Off site road infrastructure
    o      Green Travel Plans
    o      Provision of Community facilities
    o      Financial contributions in lieu of on site car parking facilities within the town centre
    o      Phasing of development

    Planning Obligations can be a cause of major delay in the issue of planning decisions,
    particularly for major schemes.

    Together with other Staffordshire Districts and Staffordshire County Council, the Council has
    published a Guide to Understanding and Completing Planning Obligations. This document
    assists with the process of preparing Planning Obligations and is available on request.
    Staffordshire County Council encourages the use of standard S106 schedules to speed up
    the planning process and to avoid unnecessary time being spent of negotiation.

    For all applications where a Planning Obligation is deemed to be required, which should be
    established at the pre-application discussions, the local planning authority shall require the
    application to be accompanied by proof of Title.

   Planning statement

    A planning statement identifies the context and need for a proposed development and
    includes an assessment of how the proposed development accords with relevant national,
    regional and local planning policies. Where a change of use is involved, the planning
    statement should include justification of the proposed use. It may also include details of
    consultations with the local planning authority and wider community/statutory consultees
    undertaken prior to submission. However, a separate statement on community involvement
    may also be appropriate.




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   Site waste management plan

    Proposed new development should be supported by site waste management plans of the
    type encouraged by the code of practice published in 2004 by the Department of Trade and
    Industry, now the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, Site Waste
    Management Plans: guidance for construction contractors and clients. These do not require
    formal approval by planning authorities, but are intended to encourage the identification of
    the volume and type of material to be demolished and/or excavated, opportunities for the re-
    use and recovery of materials and to demonstrate how off-site disposal of waste will be
    minimised and managed.

   Statement of Community Involvement

    Applications may need to be supported by a statement setting out how the applicant has
    complied with the requirements for pre-application consultation set out in the local planning
    authority‟s adopted statement of community involvement and demonstrating that the views of
    the local community have been sought and taken into account in the formulation of
    development proposals. Further guidance on Statements of Community Involvement is
    available in Chapter 7 of Creating Local Development Frameworks: A Companion Guide to
    PPS12 (November 2004).

   Structural survey

    A structural survey may be required in support of an application if the proposal involves
    substantial demolition, for example, barn conversion applications.

   Telecommunications development – supplementary information

    Planning applications for mast and antenna development by mobile phone network
    operators in England should be accompanied by a range of supplementary information
    including the area of search, details of any consultation undertaken, details of the proposed
    structure and technical justification and information about the proposed development.

    Planning applications should also be accompanied by a signed declaration that the
    equipment and installation has been designed to be in full compliance with the requirements
    of the radio frequency (RF) public exposure guidelines of the International Commission on
    Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). Furthr guidance on the information that may be
    required is set out in the Code of Practice on Mobile Network Development (2002).

   Town centre uses – evidence to accompany applications

    Planning Policy Statement 6: Planning for Town Centres (March 2005) sets out the main
    town centre uses to which the policy applies, in paragraph 1.8. Subject to the policies set
    out in the document, paragraph 3.4 lists the key considerations for which applicants should
    present evidence. The level and type of evidence and analysis required to address the key
    considerations should be proportionate to the scale and nature of the proposal.

   Transport assessment

    Planning Policy Guidance 13: Transport (March 2001) advises that a Transport Assessment
    (TA) should be submitted as part of any planning application where the proposed
    development has significant transport implications. The coverage and details of the TA
    should reflect the scale of the development and the extent of the transport implications of the
    proposal. For smaller schemes the TA should simply outline the transport aspects of the
    application, while for major proposals the TA should illustrate accessibility to the site by all
    modes of transport and the likely modal split of journeys to and from the site. It should also
    give details of proposed measures to improve access by public transport, walking or cycling

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to reduce the need for parking associated with the proposal and to mitigate transport
impacts. Further guidance will be found in Guidance on Transport Assessment (March
2007) published by the Department for Transport.

Information will include all existing and proposed commercial and residential vehicular and
pedestrian movements to and from the site. Loading areas and arrangements for
manoeuvring, servicing and parking of vehicles should also be clearly identified. It should
describe and analyse existing transport conditions, how the development would affect those
conditions and any measures proposed to overcome any problems.

Further advice is available in PPG13 and Staffordshire County Council Guidelines for
Transport Assessments and Travel Plans.

A Scoping Study and the subsequent Transport Assessment shall be agreed prior to the
submission of a Planning Application.

Where an assessment is considered to be necessary these should be submitted and
considered by Staffordshire County Council prior to the registration of the Planning
Application. When Planning Applications require an assessment the application will be
required to submit a „Transport Assessment Validation Form‟ (form available upon request)
signed by the applicant and a representative of the Highway Authority indicating that:

(a)    A TA or TS is required and that the assessment accompanying the Planning
       Application including its conclusions have been agreed with Staffordshire County
       Council;

(b)    A TA or TS is required and that the assessment accompanying the Planning
       Application including its conclusions have been discussed but both the Applicant and
       Staffordshire County Council are in dispute;

(c)    An assessment is not required.

The Scoping Study is a precursor to the Transport Assessment. It enables the developer
and/or their agent to agree the fundamental criteria that needs to be agreed to ensure that
the scope and content of the Transport Assessment, if required, is acceptable. If the
Scoping Study is not undertaken and agreed with the County Council there is a high risk that
the Transport Assessment will not be acceptable resulting in abortive work.

The Scoping Study is an initial assessment. It enables consideration to be given to issues
such as:

o      Traffic generation
o      Traffic distribution
o      Traffic assignment
o      Percentage impact assessment at junctions/links within the vicinity of the site
o      What accident/road safety analysis might be required
o      Whether Traffic Regulation Orders might be required to accommodate access works
       or off-site mitigating measures
o      Whether a Travel Plan will be required and if so that type of Plan this might be

The analysis might reveal that a Transport Assessment is not required. Conversely, it might
suggest that a Transport Assessment is required and, if so, what form this should take. All
developers are urged to consider Staffordshire County Council‟s Guide for Transport
Assessments and Travel Plans. It is difficult to be precise on the level of development
threshold that would trigger the need for a Transport Assessment.



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   (Draft) Travel Plan

    A travel plan should outline the way in which the transport implications of the development
    are going to be managed in order to ensure the minimum environmental, social and
    economic impacts. Further advice is available in Using the planning process to secure travel
    Plans: Best practice guide ODPM and DfT, 2002 (forthcoming revised guidance), Making
    residential travel plans work: good practice guidelines for new development: DfT and A guide
    to development related travel plan (Addison & Associates).

    Proposed developments requiring a Travel Plan should ensure that the Travel Plan or the
    Travel Plan Framework has been agreed prior to registration of the application. Unless there
    is evidence that there is agreement on the form, and content of, Travel Plan with the County
    Council then the application will not be registered.

    In some cases, for example where only Minimalist Travel Plans are required it is possible to
    agree the content of the Travel Plan after the granting of consent. Unless there is evidence
    that there is agreement that the principle of a Minimalist Travel Plan has been agreed with
    the County Council then the application should not be registered.

    See „Guidelines for Transport Assessments and Travel Plans‟ for further information.

   Tree survey / arboricultural implications

    Where there are trees within the application site, or on land adjacent to it that could influence
    or be affected by the development (including street trees), information will be required on
    which trees are to be retained and on the means of protecting these trees during
    construction works. This information should be prepared by a suitably qualified and
    experienced arboriculturist.

    Full guidance on the survey information, protection plan and method statement that should
    be provided with an application is set out in the current BS5837 „Trees in relation to
    construction – Recommendations‟. Using the methodology set out in the BS should help to
    ensure that development is suitably integrated with trees and that potential conflicts are
    avoided.

   Ventilation / extraction statement

    Details of the position and design of ventilation and extraction equipment, including odour
    abatement techniques and acoustic noise characteristics, will be required to accompany all
    applications for the use of premises for purposes within Use Classes A3 (i.e. Restaurants
    and cafes - use for the sale of food and drink for consumption on the premises), A4 (i.e.
    Drinking establishments – use as a public house, wine-bar or other drinking establishment)
    and A5 (i.e. Hot food takeaways - use for the sale of hot food for consumption off the
    premises). This information (excluding odour abatement techniques unless specifically
    required) will also be required for significant retail, business, industrial or leisure or other
    similar developments where substantial ventilation or extraction equipment is proposed to be
    installed.




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Appendix A: Lists of information by type of application
Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a
dwelling

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed standard application form (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is
       submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Other plans and drawings or information necessary to describe the subject of the application
       (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically):

       o      Site plan to a scale of 1:200 or 1:500

       o      Block plan of the site (scale 1:100 or 1:200) showing site boundaries

       o      Existing and proposed elevations (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Existing and proposed floor plans (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Existing and proposed site sections and finished floor levels and site levels (scale
              1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Roof plans (1:50 or 1:100)

      Completed Certificate of Ownership

       o      In addition, where Certificates B, C or D have been completed, notice(s) must be
              given

      Completed Agricultural Holdings Certificate

      Design and Access Statement (if required)

      The appropriate fee


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6




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LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                            Threshold
      Biodiversity survey and report                       Developments within or directly adjacent
                                                            Sites of National or Local Nature
                                                            Conservation Importance, or Local Nature
                                                            Reserves
                                                            Developments in Green Belt, or within the
                                                            Green Space/Open Space Network as
                                                            defined in the adopted Tamworth Local
                                                            Plan 2001-2011
                                                            Development that may affect protected
                                                            species
      Daylight / sunlight assessment                       2 storey extensions within 2 metres of any
                                                            boundary of the site
      Flood risk assessment                                Refer to guidance notes pages 7-16 and
                                                            Environment Agency Standing Advice
      Landscaping details                                  Development visible from any public
                                                            place
      Noise impact assessment                              Developments within 20 metres of any
                                                            boundary of a railway, a classified road,
                                                            or commercial premise
      Other plans (streetscene, masterplan, 3D             Developments visible from any public
       views)                                               place
      Parking provision                                    Developments resulting in an increase or
                                                            decrease in parking provision
      Photographs / photomontages                          Developments visible from any public
                                                            place
      Planning statement                                   Developments in Green Belt, or within the
                                                            Green Space/Open Space Network as
                                                            defined in the adopted Tamworth Local
                                                            Plan 2001-2011
      Tree survey / arboricultural implications            Developments resulting in the works to, or
                                                            the removal of, any tree


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a
dwelling and Conservation Area consent for demolition in a Conservation Area

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed standard application form (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is
       submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Other plans and drawings or information necessary to describe the subject of the application
       (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically):

       o      Site plan to a scale of 1:200 or 1:500

       o      Block plan of the site (scale 1:100 or 1:200) showing site boundaries

       o      Existing and proposed elevations (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Existing and proposed floor plans (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Existing and proposed site sections and finished floor levels and site levels (scale
              1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Roof plans (1:50 or 1:100)

      Completed Certificate of Ownership

       o      In addition, where Certificates B, C or D have been completed, notice(s) must be
              given

      Completed Agricultural Holdings Certificate

      Design and Access Statement (if required)

      The appropriate fee


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6




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LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                            Threshold
      Biodiversity survey and report                       Applications for demolition of any
                                                            building, or part of a building
                                                            Development that may affect protected
                                                            species
      Daylight / sunlight assessment                       2 storey extensions within 2 metres of any
                                                            boundary of the site
      Flood risk assessment                                Refer to guidance notes pages 7-16 and
                                                            Environment Agency Standing Advice
      Heritage statement (including historical,            Applications within Town Centre
       archaeological features and Scheduled                Conservation Area, or within 10 metres of
       Ancient Monuments)                                   the line of Offa’s Dyke

      Landscaping details                                  Development visible from any public
                                                            place
      Noise impact assessment                              Developments within 20 metres of any
                                                            boundary of a railway, a classified road,
                                                            or commercial premise
      Other plans (streetscene, masterplan, 3D             Developments visible from any public
       views)                                               place
      Parking provision                                    Developments resulting in an increase or
                                                            decrease in parking provision
      Photographs / photomontages showing the              Developments visible from any public
       whole building and its setting and/or the            place
       particular section of the building affected by
       the proposals
      Planning statement                                   Developments affecting the setting of a
                                                            listed building, or ancient monument
      Structural survey of the building                    Applications for demolition of any
                                                            building, or part of a building
      Tree survey / arboricultural implications            Developments resulting in the works to, or
                                                            the removal of, any tree



Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a
dwelling and Listed Building consent

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed standard application form (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is
       submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Other plans and drawings or information necessary to describe the subject of the application
       (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically):

       o      Site plan to a scale of 1:200 or 1:500

       o      Block plan of the site (scale 1:100 or 1:200) showing site boundaries

       o      Existing and proposed elevations (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Existing and proposed floor plans (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Existing and proposed site sections and finished floor levels and site levels (scale
              1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Roof plans (1:50 or 1:100)

      Completed Certificate of Ownership

       o      In addition, where Certificates B, C or D have been completed, notice(s) must be
              given

      Completed Agricultural Holdings Certificate

      Design and Access Statement (if required)

      The appropriate fee


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6




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LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                            Threshold
      Biodiversity survey and report                       Applications for demolition of any
                                                            building, or part of a building
                                                            Development that may affect protected
                                                            species
      Daylight / sunlight assessment                       2 storey extensions within 2 metres of any
                                                            boundary of the site
      Flood risk assessment                                Refer to guidance notes pages 7-16 and
                                                            Environment Agency Standing Advice
      Heritage statement (including historical,            Applications within Town Centre
       archaeological features and Scheduled                Conservation Area, or within 10 metres of
       Ancient Monuments)                                   the line of Offa’s Dyke

      Landscaping details                                  Development visible from any public
                                                            place
      Noise impact assessment                              Developments within 20 metres of any
                                                            boundary of a railway, a classified road,
                                                            or commercial premise
      Other plans (streetscene, masterplan, 3D             Developments visible from any public
       views)                                               place
      Parking provision                                    Developments resulting in an increase or
                                                            decrease in parking provision
      Photographs / photomontages showing the              All applications
       whole building and its setting and/or the
       particular section of the building affected by
       the proposals
      Planning statement                                   All applications

      Structural survey of the building                    Applications for demolition of any
                                                            building, or part of a building
                                                            Applications for the substantial internal
                                                            alteration of a building
      Tree survey / arboricultural implications            Developments resulting in the works to, or
                                                            the removal of, any tree


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Application for planning permission

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed standard application form (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is
       submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Other plans and drawings or information necessary to describe the subject of the application
       (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically):

       o      Site plan to a scale of 1:200 or 1:500

       o      Block plan of the site (scale 1:100 or 1:200) showing site boundaries

       o      Existing and proposed elevations (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Existing and proposed floor plans (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Existing and proposed site sections and finished floor levels and site levels (scale
              1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Roof plans (1:50 or 1:100)

      Completed Certificate of Ownership

       o      In addition, where Certificates B, C or D have been completed, notice(s) must be
              given

      Completed Agricultural Holdings Certificate

      Design and Access Statement (if required)

      The appropriate fee


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6




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LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                       Threshold
     Affordable housing statement                     Applications for development of 15 or
                                                       more residential units
     Air quality assessment                           Applications for development within 100
                                                       metres of Thomas Guy Way (A5)
     Biodiversity survey and report                   Developments within or directly adjacent
                                                       Sites of National or Local Nature
                                                       Conservation Importance, or Local Nature
                                                       Reserves
                                                       Developments in Green Belt, or within the
                                                       Green Space/Open Space Network as
                                                       defined in the adopted Tamworth Local
                                                       Plan 2001-2011
                                                       Developments that may affect protected
                                                       species
     Daylight / sunlight assessment                   Developments of 2 or more storey within
                                                       10 metres of any boundary
     Economic / Regeneration statement                Commercial developments of 1000
                                                       square metres or more
     Environmental Impact Assessment                  As required by the Town and Country
                                                       Planning (Environmental Impact
                                                       Assessment) Regulations (1999)
     Evidence to accompany applications for town      As required by Planning Policy Statement
      centre uses                                      6: Planning for Town Centres (March
                                                       2005) paragraph 1.8.
     Flood risk assessment                            Refer to guidance notes pages 7-16 and
                                                       Environment Agency Standing Advice
     Foul sewerage and utilities assessment           For all applications for residential
                                                       development, or commercial
                                                       developments of 1000 square metres or
                                                       more (or 0.5 hectare if floorspace is not
                                                       known)
     Heritage statement (including historical,        Applications within Town Centre
      archaeological features and Scheduled            Conservation Area, or within 10 metres of
      Ancient Monuments)                               the line of Offa’s Dyke

     Land contamination assessment                    For all development on, or within 50
                                                       metres, of previously developed land
                                                       (Brownfield sites)
     Landscaping details                              For applications for residential
                                                       development, or commercial
                                                       developments of 1000 square metres or
                                                       more (or 0.5 hectare if floorspace is not
                                                       known)
     Lighting assessment                              For applications for commercial
                                                       developments of 1000 square metres or
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                                                    more (or 0.5 hectare if floorspace is not
                                                    known)
                                                    For all outdoor leisure facilities that utilise
                                                    floodlighting
   Noise impact assessment                         For applications for commercial
                                                    developments of 1000 square metres or
                                                    more (or 0.5 hectare if floorspace is not
                                                    known)
                                                    For residential developments within 100
                                                    metres of any boundary of a railway, a
                                                    classified road, or commercial premise
   Open space assessment                           For residential developments
                                                    For any other development resulting in a
                                                    loss of existing public or private open
                                                    space (including allotments and private
                                                    sports grounds e.g. football pitches,
                                                    tennis courts etc.)
   Other plans (streetscene, masterplan, 3D        All applications
    views)
   Parking provision                               All new residential development
                                                    All new, or extended commercial
                                                    premises
                                                    Developments resulting in an increase or
                                                    decrease in parking provision
   Photographs / photomontages                     All applications
   Planning obligations / draft Head(s) of Terms   All new residential development
                                                    New, or extended commercial premises,
                                                    where the additional floorspace created
                                                    exceeds 1000 square metres
                                                    Development within the Town Centre, as
                                                    defined in the adopted Tamworth Local
                                                    Plan 2001-2011
                                                    Where off site highway works, or financial
                                                    contributions towards their provision,
                                                    have been identified as being required by
                                                    the Highway Authority
   Planning statement                              All applications

   Site waste management plan                      For all development on previously
                                                    developed land (i.e. Brownfield sites)
   Statement of Community Involvement              All new residential development involving
                                                    10 or more dwelling units
                                                    New, or extended commercial premises,
                                                    where the additional floorspace created
                                                    exceeds 1000 square metres
                                                    For applications for leisure/community

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                                                            developments of 1000 square metres or
                                                            more (or 0.5 hectare if floorspace is not
                                                            known)
      Structural survey                                    Applications for demolition of any
                                                            building, or part of a building
      Telecommunication development –                      All applications
       supplementary information
      Transport assessment                                 Refer to guidance notes pages 7-16 and
                                                            Staffordshire County Council’s Guide to
      (draft) travel plan                                  Transport Assessments & Travel Plans
      Tree survey / arboricultural implications            Developments resulting in the works to, or
                                                            the removal of, any tree or shrub, either
                                                            on the site or on adjoining land
      Ventilation / extraction statement                   Applications for development falling within
                                                            use classes A3, A4, and A5 as defined
                                                            within the Town and Country Planning
                                                            (Use Classes) (Amendment) Order 2005
                                                            Applications for other commercial
                                                            development involving the provision of
                                                            ventilation/extract systems, where
                                                            residential properties lie within 50 metres
                                                            of the development


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Application for outline planning permission with some matters reserved

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed standard application form (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is
       submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Other plans and drawings or information necessary to describe the subject of the application
       (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically):

       o      Block plan of the site (scale 1:100 or 1:200) showing site boundaries

      Completed Certificate of Ownership

       o      In addition, where Certificates B, C or D have been completed, notice(s) must be
              given

      Completed Agricultural Holdings Certificate

      Design and Access Statement (if required)

      The appropriate fee


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6




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LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                       Threshold
     Affordable housing statement                     Applications for development of 15 or
                                                       more residential units (or 0.5 hectare if
                                                       number of units not known)
     Air quality assessment                           Applications for development within 100
                                                       metres of Thomas Guy Way (A5)
     Biodiversity survey and report                   Developments within or directly adjacent
                                                       Sites of National or Local Nature
                                                       Conservation Importance, or Local Nature
                                                       Reserves
                                                       Developments in Green Belt, or within the
                                                       Green Space/Open Space Network as
                                                       defined in the adopted Tamworth Local
                                                       Plan 2001-2011
                                                       Developments that may affect protected
                                                       species
     Daylight / sunlight assessment                   Developments of 2 or more storey within
                                                       10 metres of any boundary
     Economic / Regeneration statement                Commercial developments of 1 hectare or
                                                       more
     Environmental Impact Assessment                  As required by the Town and Country
                                                       Planning (Environmental Impact
                                                       Assessment) Regulations (1999)
     Evidence to accompany applications for town      As required by Planning Policy Statement
      centre uses                                      6: Planning for Town Centres (March
                                                       2005) paragraph 1.8.
     Flood risk assessment                            Refer to guidance notes pages 7-16 and
                                                       Environment Agency Standing Advice
     Foul sewerage and utilities assessment           For all applications for residential
                                                       development, or commercial
                                                       developments of 1000 square metres or
                                                       more (or 0.5 hectare if floorspace is not
                                                       known)
     Heritage statement (including historical,        Applications within Town Centre
      archaeological features and Scheduled            Conservation Area, or within 10 metres of
      Ancient Monuments)                               the line of Offa’s Dyke

     Land contamination assessment                    For all development on, or within 50
                                                       metres, of previously developed land
                                                       (Brownfield sites)
     Landscaping details                              For applications for residential
                                                       development, or commercial
                                                       developments of 1000 square metres or
                                                       more (or 0.5 hectare if floorspace is not
                                                       known)


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   Lighting assessment                             For applications for commercial
                                                    developments of 1000 square metres or
                                                    more (or 0.5 hectare if floorspace is not
                                                    known)
                                                    For all outdoor leisure facilities that utilise
                                                    floodlighting
   Noise impact assessment                         For applications for commercial
                                                    developments of 1000 square metres or
                                                    more (or 0.5 hectare if floorspace is not
                                                    known)
                                                    For residential developments within 100
                                                    metres of any boundary of a railway, a
                                                    classified road, or commercial premise
   Open space assessment                           For residential developments
                                                    For any other development resulting in a
                                                    loss of existing public or private open
                                                    space (including allotments and private
                                                    sports grounds e.g. football pitches,
                                                    tennis courts etc.)
   Other plans (streetscene, masterplan, 3D        All applications
    views)
   Parking provision                               All new residential development
                                                    All new, or extended commercial
                                                    premises
                                                    Developments resulting in an increase or
                                                    decrease in parking provision
   Photographs / photomontages                     All applications

   Planning obligations / draft Head(s) of Terms   All new residential development
                                                    New, or extended commercial premises,
                                                    where the additional floorspace created
                                                    exceeds 1000 square metres (
                                                    Development within the Town Centre, as
                                                    defined in the adopted Tamworth Local
                                                    Plan 2001-2011
                                                    Where off site highway works, or financial
                                                    contributions towards their provision,
                                                    have been identified as being required by
                                                    the Highway Authority
   Planning statement                              All applications

   Site waste management plan                      For all development on previously
                                                    developed land (i.e. Brownfield sites)
   Statement of Community Involvement              All new residential development involving
                                                    10 or more dwelling units
                                                    New, or extended commercial premises,
                                                    where the additional floorspace created


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                                                            exceeds 1000 square metres
                                                            For applications for leisure/community
                                                            developments of 1000 square metres or
                                                            more (or 0.5 hectare if floorspace is not
                                                            known)
      Structural survey                                    Applications for demolition of any
                                                            building, or part of a building
      Telecommunication development –                      All applications
       supplementary information
      Transport assessment                                 Refer to guidance notes pages 7-16 and
                                                            Staffordshire County Council’s Guide to
      (draft) travel plan                                  Transport Assessments & Travel Plans
      Tree survey / arboricultural implications            Sites that include existing trees and
                                                            shrubs.
                                                            Sites that have trees on neighbouring
                                                            land that may be affected by the
                                                            development
      Ventilation / extraction statement                   Applications for development falling within
                                                            use classes A3, A4, and A5 as defined
                                                            within the Town and Country Planning
                                                            (Use Classes) (Amendment) Order 2005
                                                            Applications for other commercial
                                                            development involving the provision of
                                                            ventilation/extract systems, where
                                                            residential properties lie within 50 metres
                                                            of the development


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Application for outline planning permission with all matters reserved

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed standard application form (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is
       submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Other plans and drawings or information necessary to describe the subject of the application
       (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically):

       o      Block plan of the site (scale 1:100 or 1:200) showing site boundaries

      Completed Certificate of Ownership

       o      In addition, where Certificates B, C or D have been completed, notice(s) must be
              given

      Completed Agricultural Holdings Certificate

      Design and Access Statement (if required)

      The appropriate fee


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6




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LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                       Threshold
     Affordable housing statement                     Applications for development of 15 or
                                                       more residential units (or 0.5 hectare if
                                                       number of units not known)
     Air quality assessment                           Applications for development within 100
                                                       metres of Thomas Guy Way (A5)
     Biodiversity survey and report                   Developments within or directly adjacent
                                                       Sites of National or Local Nature
                                                       Conservation Importance, or Local Nature
                                                       Reserves
                                                       Developments in Green Belt, or within the
                                                       Green Space/Open Space Network as
                                                       defined in the adopted Tamworth Local
                                                       Plan 2001-2011
                                                       Developments that may affect protected
                                                       species
     Economic / Regeneration statement                Commercial developments of 1 hectare or
                                                       more
     Environmental Impact Assessment                  As required by the Town and Country
                                                       Planning (Environmental Impact
                                                       Assessment) Regulations (1999)
     Evidence to accompany applications for town      As required by Planning Policy Statement
      centre uses                                      6: Planning for Town Centres (March
                                                       2005) paragraph 1.8.
     Flood risk assessment                            Refer to guidance notes pages 7-16 and
                                                       Environment Agency Standing Advice
     Foul sewerage and utilities assessment           For all applications for residential
                                                       development, or commercial
                                                       developments of 0.5 hectare or more
     Heritage statement (including historical,        Applications within Town Centre
      archaeological features and Scheduled            Conservation Area, or within 10 metres of
      Ancient Monuments)                               the line of Offa’s Dyke

     Land contamination assessment                    For all development on, or within 50
                                                       metres, of previously developed land
                                                       (Brownfield sites)
     Lighting assessment                              For applications for commercial
                                                       developments of 0.5 hectare or more
                                                       For all outdoor leisure facilities that utilise
                                                       floodlighting
     Noise impact assessment                          For applications for commercial
                                                       developments on sites of 0.5 hectare or
                                                       more
                                                       For residential developments within 100
                                                       metres of any boundary of a railway, a

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                                                     classified road, or commercial premise
   Open space assessment                            For residential developments
                                                     For any other development resulting in a
                                                     loss of existing public or private open
                                                     space (including allotments and private
                                                     sports grounds e.g. football pitches,
                                                     tennis courts etc.)
   Other plans (streetscene, masterplan, 3D         Masterplan required for all residential
    views)                                           developments over 10 dwellings ( or 0.5
                                                     hectares if not known) and for commercial
                                                     developments over 1000 square metres
                                                     (or 1 hectare if floorspace not known)
   Photographs / photomontages                      All applications
   Planning obligations / draft Head(s) of Terms    All new residential development
                                                     New, or extended commercial premises,
                                                     where the additional floorspace created
                                                     exceeds 1000 square metres (
                                                     Development within the Town Centre, as
                                                     defined in the adopted Tamworth Local
                                                     Plan 2001-2011
                                                     Where off site highway works, or financial
                                                     contributions towards their provision,
                                                     have been identified as being required by
                                                     the Highway Authority
   Planning statement                               All applications
   Site waste management plan                       For all development on previously
                                                     developed land (i.e. Brownfield sites)
   Statement of Community Involvement               All new residential development involving
                                                     10 or more dwelling units
                                                     New, or extended commercial premises,
                                                     where the area exceeds 1 or more
                                                     hectare
                                                     For applications for leisure/community
                                                     developments of 0.5 hectare or greater
   Structural survey                                Applications involving demolition of any
                                                     building, or part of a building
   Telecommunication development –                  All applications
    supplementary information
   Transport assessment                             Refer to guidance notes pages 7-16 and
                                                     Staffordshire County Council’s Guide to
   (draft) travel plan                              Transport Assessments & Travel Plans
   Tree survey / arboricultural implications        Sites that include existing trees and
                                                     shrubs.
                                                     Sites that have trees on neighbouring
                                                     land that may be affected by the


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                                                            development
      Ventilation / extraction statement                   Applications for development falling within
                                                            use classes A3, A4, and A5 as defined
                                                            within the Town and Country Planning
                                                            (Use Classes) (Amendment) Order 2005
                                                            Applications for other commercial
                                                            development involving the provision of
                                                            ventilation/extract systems, where
                                                            residential properties lie within 50 metres
                                                            of the development


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Application for planning permission and Conservation Area consent for demolition

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed standard application form (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is
       submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Other plans and drawings or information necessary to describe the subject of the application
       (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically):

       o      Site plan to a scale of 1:200 or 1:500

       o      Block plan of the site (scale 1:100 or 1:200) showing site boundaries

       o      Existing and proposed elevations (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Existing and proposed floor plans (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Existing and proposed site sections and finished floor levels and site levels (scale
              1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Roof plans (1:50 or 1:100)

      Completed Certificate of Ownership

       o      In addition, where Certificates B, C or D have been completed, notice(s) must be
              given

      Completed Agricultural Holdings Certificate

      Design and Access Statement (if required)

      The appropriate fee


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6




                                                 35
LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                            Threshold
      Biodiversity survey and report                       Developments within the Open Space
                                                            Network as defined in the adopted
                                                            Tamworth Local Plan 2001-2011
                                                            Developments that may affect protected
                                                            species
      Evidence to accompany applications for town          As required by Planning Policy Statement
       centre uses                                          6: Planning for Town Centres (March
                                                            2005) paragraph 1.8.
      Flood risk assessment                                Refer to guidance notes pages 7-16 and
                                                            Environment Agency Standing Advice
      Heritage statement (including historical,            Applications within Town Centre
       archaeological features and Scheduled                Conservation Area, or within 10 metres of
       Ancient Monuments)                                   the line of Offa’s Dyke

      Land contamination assessment                        For all development on, or within 50
                                                            metres, of previously developed land
                                                            (Brownfield sites)
      Other plans (streetscene, masterplan, 3D             All applications
       views)
      Photographs / photomontages                          All applications

      Planning statement                                   All applications
      Site waste management plan                           For all development on previously
                                                            developed land (i.e. Brownfield sites)
      Statement of Community Involvement                   For sites of 0.1 hectare or more
      Structural survey                                    All applications
      Transport assessment                                 Refer to guidance notes pages 7-16 and
                                                            Staffordshire County Council’s Guide to
      (draft) travel plan                                  Transport Assessments & Travel Plans
      Tree survey / arboricultural implications            Sites that include existing trees and
                                                            shrubs.
                                                            Sites that have trees on neighbouring
                                                            land that may be affected by the
                                                            development


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Application for planning permission and Listed Building consent

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed standard application form (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is
       submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Other plans and drawings or information necessary to describe the subject of the application
       (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically):

       o      Site plan to a scale of 1:200 or 1:500

       o      Block plan of the site (scale 1:100 or 1:200) showing site boundaries

       o      Existing and proposed elevations (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Existing and proposed floor plans (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Existing and proposed site sections and finished floor levels and site levels (scale
              1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Plans to a scale of not less than 1:20 to show all new doors, windows, shop fronts,
              panelling, fireplaces, plaster mouldings and other decorative details

       o      Roof plans (1:50 or 1:100)

      Completed Certificate of Ownership

       o      In addition, where Certificates B, C or D have been completed, notice(s) must be
              given

      Completed Agricultural Holdings Certificate

      Design and Access Statement (if required)

      The appropriate fee


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6




                                                 37
LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                       Threshold
     Biodiversity survey and report                   Developments within or directly adjacent
                                                       Sites of National or Local Nature
                                                       Conservation Importance, or Local Nature
                                                       Reserves
                                                       Developments in Green Belt, or within the
                                                       Green Space/Open Space Network as
                                                       defined in the adopted Tamworth Local
                                                       Plan 2001-2011
                                                       Developments that may affect protected
                                                       species
     Daylight / sunlight assessment                   Developments of 2 or more storey within
                                                       10 metres of any boundary
     Economic / Regeneration statement                Commercial and leisure developments

     Environmental Impact Assessment                  As required by the Town and Country
                                                       Planning (Environmental Impact
                                                       Assessment) Regulations (1999)
     Evidence to accompany applications for town      As required by Planning Policy Statement
      centre uses                                      6: Planning for Town Centres (March
                                                       2005) paragraph 1.8.
     Flood risk assessment                            Refer to guidance notes pages 7-16 and
                                                       Environment Agency Standing Advice
     Foul sewerage and utilities assessment           For all applications for residential
                                                       commercial or leisure developments
     Heritage statement (including historical,        Applications within Town Centre
      archaeological features and Scheduled            Conservation Area, or within 10 metres of
      Ancient Monuments)                               the line of Offa’s Dyke

     Land contamination assessment                    For all development on, or within 50
                                                       metres, of previously developed land
                                                       (Brownfield sites)
     Landscaping details                              For applications for residential
                                                       development, or commercial
                                                       developments of 1000 square metres or
                                                       more (or 0.5 hectare if floorspace is not
                                                       known)
     Lighting assessment                              For applications for commercial
                                                       developments of 1000 square metres or
                                                       more (or 0.5 hectare if floorspace is not
                                                       known)
                                                       For all outdoor leisure facilities that utilise
                                                       floodlighting
     Noise impact assessment                          For applications for commercial
                                                       developments on sites of 0.5 hectare or
                                                       more


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                                                     For residential developments within 100
                                                     metres of any boundary of a railway, a
                                                     classified road, or commercial premise
   Open space assessment                            For residential developments
                                                     For any other development resulting in a
                                                     loss of existing public or private open
                                                     space (including allotments and private
                                                     sports grounds e.g. football pitches,
                                                     tennis courts etc.)
   Other plans (streetscene, masterplan, 3D         All applications
    views)
   Parking provision                                All new residential development
                                                     All new, or extended commercial
                                                     premises
                                                     Developments resulting in an increase or
                                                     decrease in parking provision
   Photographs / photomontages                      All applications

   Planning obligations / draft Head(s) of Terms    All new residential development
                                                     New, or extended commercial premises,
                                                     where the additional floorspace created
                                                     exceeds 1000 square metres (
                                                     Development within the Town Centre, as
                                                     defined in the adopted Tamworth Local
                                                     Plan 2001-2011
                                                     Where off site highway works, or financial
                                                     contributions towards their provision,
                                                     have been identified as being required by
                                                     the Highway Authority
   Planning statement                               All applications
   Site waste management plan                       For all development on previously
                                                     developed land (i.e. Brownfield sites)
   Statement of Community Involvement               For sites of 0.1 hectare or more
   Structural survey                                Applications for demolition of any
                                                     building, or part of a building
                                                     Applications for the substantial internal
                                                     alteration of a building
   Telecommunication development –                  All applications
    supplementary information
   Transport assessment                             Refer to guidance notes pages 7-16 and
                                                     Staffordshire County Council’s Guide to
   (draft) travel plan                              Transport Assessments & Travel Plans
   Tree survey / arboricultural implications        Sites that include existing trees and
                                                     shrubs.
                                                     Sites that have trees on neighbouring
                                                     land that may be affected by the
                                                39
                                                            development
      Ventilation / extraction statement                   Applications for development falling within
                                                            use classes A3, A4, and A5 as defined
                                                            within the Town and Country Planning
                                                            (Use Classes) (Amendment) Order 2005
                                                            Applications for other commercial
                                                            development involving the provision of
                                                            ventilation/extract systems, where
                                                            residential properties lie within 50 metres
                                                            of the development


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Application for planning permission and Advertisement Consent

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed standard application form (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is
       submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Other plans and drawings or information necessary to describe the subject of the application
       (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically):

       o      Site plan to a scale of 1:200 or 1:500

       o      Block plan of the site (scale 1:100 or 1:200) showing site boundaries

       o      Existing and proposed elevations (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Existing and proposed floor plans (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Existing and proposed site sections and finished floor levels and site levels (scale
              1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Roof plans (1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Advertisement drawing(s) (scale 1:50 or 1:100) showing advertisement size, siting,
              materials and colours to be used, height above ground level, extent of projection and
              details of the method and colour(s) of illumination [if applicable]

      Completed Certificate of Ownership

       o      In addition, where Certificates B, C or D have been completed, notice(s) must be
              given

      Completed Agricultural Holdings Certificate

      Design and Access Statement (if required)

      The appropriate fee


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6




                                                 41
LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                       Threshold
     Economic / Regeneration statement                Commercial and leisure developments

     Environmental Impact Assessment                  As required by the Town and Country
                                                       Planning (Environmental Impact
     Evidence to accompany applications for town      As required by Planning Policy Statement
      centre uses                                      6: Planning for Town Centres (March
                                                       2005) paragraph 1.8.
     Flood risk assessment                            Refer to guidance notes pages 7-16 and
                                                       Environment Agency Standing Advice
     Heritage statement (including historical,        Applications within Town Centre
      archaeological features and Scheduled            Conservation Area, or within 10 metres of
      Ancient Monuments)                               the line of Offa’s Dyke
     Land contamination assessment                    For all development on, or within 50
                                                       metres, of previously developed land
                                                       (Brownfield sites)
     Landscaping details                              For applications for residential
                                                       development, or commercial
                                                       developments of 1000 square metres or
                                                       more (or 0.5 hectare if floorspace is not
                                                       known)
     Lighting assessment                              For applications for commercial
                                                       developments of 1000 square metres or
                                                       more (or 0.5 hectare if floorspace is not
                                                       known)
                                                       For all outdoor leisure facilities that utilise
                                                       floodlighting
     Noise impact assessment                          For applications for commercial
                                                       developments on sites of 0.5 hectare or
                                                       more
                                                       For developments for new A3, A4 or A5
                                                       uses, or extensions to existing A3, A4 or
                                                       A5 uses
                                                       For residential developments within 100
                                                       metres of any boundary of a railway, a
                                                       classified road, or commercial premise
     Open space assessment                            For residential developments
                                                       For any other development resulting in a
                                                       loss of existing public or private open
                                                       space (including allotments and private
                                                       sports grounds e.g. football pitches,
                                                       tennis courts etc.)
     Other plans (streetscene, masterplan, 3D         All applications
      views)
     Parking provision                                All new residential development

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                                                            All new, or extended commercial
                                                            premises
                                                            Developments resulting in an increase or
                                                            decrease in parking provision
      Photographs / photomontages                          All applications

      Planning obligations / draft Head(s) of Terms        All new residential development
                                                            New, or extended commercial premises,
                                                            where the additional floorspace created
                                                            exceeds 1000 square metres (
                                                            Development within the Town Centre, as
                                                            defined in the adopted Tamworth Local
                                                            Plan 2001-2011
                                                            Where off site highway works, or financial
                                                            contributions towards their provision,
                                                            have been identified as being required by
                                                            the Highway Authority
      Planning statement                                   All applications

      Site waste management plan                           For all development on previously
                                                            developed land (i.e. Brownfield sites)
      Statement of Community Involvement                   For sites of 0.5 hectare or more

      Structural survey                                    Applications for demolition of any
                                                            building, or part of a building


      Transport assessment                                 Refer to guidance notes pages 7-16 and
                                                            Staffordshire County Council’s Guide to
      (draft) travel plan                                  Transport Assessments & Travel Plans
      Tree survey / arboricultural implications            Sites that include existing trees and
                                                            shrubs.
                                                            Sites that have trees on neighbouring
                                                            land that may be affected by the
                                                            development
      Ventilation / extraction statement                   Applications for development falling within
                                                            use classes A3, A4, and A5 as defined
                                                            within the Town and Country Planning
                                                            (Use Classes) (Amendment) Order 2005
                                                            Applications for other commercial
                                                            development involving the provision of
                                                            ventilation/extract systems, where
                                                            residential properties lie within 50 metres
                                                            of the development


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16



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Conservation Area consent for demolition in a Conservation Area

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed standard application form (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is
       submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Other plans and drawings or information necessary to describe the subject of the application
       (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically):

       o      Site plan to a scale of 1:200 or 1:500

       o      Block plan of the site (scale 1:100 or 1:200) showing site boundaries

       o      Existing and proposed elevations (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

      Completed Certificate of Ownership

       o      In addition, where Certificates B, C or D have been completed, notice(s) must be
              given

      Completed Agricultural Holdings Certificate

      Design and Access Statement (if required)

      The appropriate fee


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6




                                                 44
LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                            Threshold
      Biodiversity survey and report                       Developments that may affect protected
                                                            species
      Heritage statement (including historical,            Applications within Town Centre
       archaeological features and Scheduled                Conservation Area, or within 10 metres of
       Ancient Monuments)                                   the line of Offa’s Dyke
      Land contamination assessment                        For all development on, or within 50
                                                            metres, of previously developed land
                                                            (Brownfield sites)
      Landscaping details                                  On sites where no redevelopment is
                                                            proposed
      Other plan (streetscene, masterplan, 3D              All applications
       views)
      Photographs / photomontages showing the              All applications
       whole building and its setting and/or the
       particular section of the building affected by
       the proposals
      Planning statement                                   All applications

      Site waste management plan                           For all development on previously
                                                            developed land (i.e. Brownfield sites)
      Structural survey                                    Applications for demolition of any
                                                            building, or part of a building
      Tree survey / arboricultural implications            Sites that include existing trees and
                                                            shrubs.
                                                            Sites that have trees on neighbouring
                                                            land that may be affected by the
                                                            development


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Listed Building consent for alterations, extensions or demolition of a listed building

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed standard application form (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is
       submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Other plans and drawings or information necessary to describe the subject of the application
       (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically):

       o      Site plan to a scale of 1:200 or 1:500

       o      Block plan of the site (scale 1:100 or 1:200) showing site boundaries

       o      Existing and proposed elevations (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Existing and proposed floor plans (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Plans to a scale of not less than 1:20 to show all new doors, windows, shop fronts,
              panelling, fireplaces, plaster moulding and other decorative details

       o      Existing and proposed site sections and finished floor levels and site levels (scale
              1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Roof plans (1:50 or 1:100)

      Completed Certificate of Ownership

       o      In addition, where Certificates B, C or D have been completed, notice(s) must be
              given

      Completed Agricultural Holdings Certificate

      Design and Access Statement (if required)

      The appropriate fee


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6




                                                 46
LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                            Threshold
      Biodiversity survey and report                       Developments that may affect protected
                                                            species
      Flood risk assessment                                Refer to guidance notes pages 7-16 and
                                                            Environment Agency Standing Advice
      Heritage statement (including historical,            Applications within Town Centre
       archaeological features and Scheduled                Conservation Area, or within 10 metres of
       Ancient Monuments)                                   the line of Offa’s Dyke

      Land contamination assessment                        For all development on, or within 50
                                                            metres, of previously developed land
                                                            (Brownfield sites)
      Other plans (streetscene, masterplan, 3D             All applications
       views)
      Photographs / photomontages showing the              All applications
       whole building and its setting and/or the
       particular section of the building affected by
       the proposals
      Planning statement                                   All applications

      Site waste management plan                           For all development on previously
                                                            developed land (Brownfield sites)
      Structural survey                                    Applications for demolition of any
                                                            building, or part of a building
                                                            Applications for the internal alteration of a
                                                            building
      Tree survey / arboricultural implications            Sites that include existing trees and
                                                            shrubs.
                                                            Sites that have trees on neighbouring
                                                            land that may be affected by the
                                                            development
      Ventilation / extraction statement                   Applications for development falling within
                                                            use classes A3, A4, and A5 as defined
                                                            within the Town and Country Planning
                                                            (Use Classes) (Amendment) Order 2005
                                                            Applications for other commercial
                                                            development involving the provision of
                                                            ventilation/extract systems, where
                                                            residential properties lie within 50 metres
                                                            of the development


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Application for Advertisement Consent

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed standard application form (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is
       submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Other plans and drawings or information necessary to describe the subject of the application
       (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically):

       o       Existing and proposed elevations (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o       Advertisement drawing(s) (scale 1:50 or 1:100) showing advertisement size, siting,
               materials and colours to be used, height above ground level, extent of projection and
               details of the method and colour(s) of illumination [if applicable]

      The appropriate fee


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6


LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                            Threshold
      Lighting assessment                                  All illuminated advertisements

      Photographs / photomontages                          All applications


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Listed Building consent for alterations, extensions or demolition of a listed building
and advertisement consent

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed standard application form (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is
       submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Other plans and drawings or information necessary to describe the subject of the application
       (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically):

       o      Site plan to a scale of 1:200 or 1:500

       o      Block plan of the site (scale 1:100 or 1:200) showing site boundaries

       o      Existing and proposed elevations (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Existing and proposed floor plans (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Existing and proposed site sections and finished floor levels and site levels (scale
              1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Plans to a scale of not less than 1:20 to show all new doors, windows, shop fronts,
              panelling, fireplaces, plaster moulding and other decorative details

       o      Roof plans (1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Advertisement drawing(s) (scale 1:50 or 1:100) showing advertisement size, siting,
              materials and colours to be used, height above ground level, extent of projection and
              details of the method and colour(s) of illumination [if applicable]

      Completed Certificate of Ownership

       o      In addition, where Certificates B, C or D have been completed, notice(s) must be
              given

      Completed Agricultural Holdings Certificate

      Design and Access Statement (if required)

      The appropriate fee


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6




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LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                            Threshold
      Biodiversity survey and report                       Developments that may affect protected
                                                            species
      Heritage statement (including historical,            Applications within Town Centre
       archaeological features and Scheduled                Conservation Area, or within 10 metres of
       Ancient Monuments)                                   the line of Offa’s Dyke
      Land contamination assessment                        For all development on, or within 50
                                                            metres, of previously developed land
                                                            (Brownfield sites)
      Lighting assessment                                  All illuminated advertisements

      Other plans (streetscene, masterplan, 3D             All applications
       views)
      Photographs / photomontages                          All applications

      Site waste management plan                           For all development on previously
                                                            developed land (Brownfield sites)
      Structural survey                                    Applications for demolition of any
                                                            building, or part of a building
                                                            Applications for the internal alteration of a
                                                            building
      Tree survey / arboricultural implications            Sites that include existing trees and
                                                            shrubs.
                                                            Sites that have trees on neighbouring
                                                            land that may be affected by the
                                                            development
      Ventilation / extraction statement                   Applications for development falling within
                                                            use classes A3, A4, and A5 as defined
                                                            within the Town and Country Planning
                                                            (Use Classes) (Amendment) Order 2005
                                                            Applications for other commercial
                                                            development involving the provision of
                                                            ventilation/extract systems, where
                                                            residential properties lie within 50 metres
                                                            of the development


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for an existing use or operation or
activity including those in breach of a planning condition

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed standard application form (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is
       submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Such evidence verifying the information included in the application as can be provided

      Such other information as is considered to be relevant to the application

      The appropriate fee


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6


LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                            Threshold
      Plans (3 copies to be supplied unless the            All applications
       application is submitted electronically. All
       plans and drawings should include: paper
       size, key dimensions and scale bar indicating
       a minimum of 0-10 metres)
       o   Existing elevations (scale 1:50 or 1:100)
       o   Existing floor plans (scale 1:50 or 1:100)
       o   Existing site survey plan (scale 1:50 or
           1:100)
      Lawful Development Certificate supporting            All applications
       information (eg sworn affidavit(s) from people
       with personal knowledge of the existing use)
      Photographs / photomontages                          All applications

      Planning statement                                   All applications


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a proposed use or development

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed standard application form (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is
       submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Such evidence verifying the information included in the application as can be provided

      Such other information as is considered to be relevant to the application

      The appropriate fee


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6


LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                            Threshold
      Plans (3 copies to be supplied unless the            All applications
       application is submitted electronically. All
       plans and drawings should include: paper
       size, key dimensions and scale bar indicating
       a minimum of 0-10 metres)
       o   Existing and proposed elevations (scale
           1:50 or 1:100)
       o   Existing and proposed floor plans (scale
           1:50 or 1:100)
       o   Site survey plan (scale 1:50 or 1:100)
      Planning statement                                   All applications


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural development – proposed
building

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed form or written description of the proposed development and the materials to be
       used (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      The appropriate fee


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6


LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                            Threshold
      Biodiversity survey and report                       Developments that may affect protected
                                                            species
      Plans (3 copies to be supplied unless the            All applications
       application is submitted electronically. All
       plans and drawings should include: paper
       size, key dimensions and scale bar indicating
       a minimum of 0-10 metres)
       o   Existing and proposed elevations (scale
           1:50 or 1:100)
       o   Existing and proposed floor plans (scale
           1:50 or 1:100)
       o   Existing and proposed site sections and
           finished floor and site levels (scale 1:50 or
           1:100)
      Photographs / photomontages                          All applications

      Planning statement                                   All applications


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Useful supporting information – application for prior notification of proposed
agricultural development – proposed road

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed form or written description of the proposed development and the materials to be
       used (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      The appropriate fee


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6


LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                            Threshold
      Biodiversity survey and report                       Developments that may affect protected
                                                            species
      Landscaping details                                  All applications
      Planning statement                                   All applications


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Useful supporting information – application for prior notification of proposed
agricultural development – proposed excavation/deposit of waste material from the
farm

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed form or written description of the proposed development and the materials to be
       used (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      The appropriate fee


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6


LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                            Threshold
      Biodiversity survey and report                       Developments that may affect protected
                                                            species
      Landscaping details                                  All applications
      Planning statement                                   All applications


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Useful supporting information – application for prior notification of proposed
agricultural development – proposed fish tank

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed form or written description of the proposed development and the materials to be
       used (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      The appropriate fee


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6


LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                            Threshold
      Biodiversity survey and report                       Developments that may affect protected
                                                            species
      Planning statement                                   All applications


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Useful supporting information – application for prior notification of proposed
development in respect of permitted development by electronic communications
code operators

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

    Completed form or written description of the proposed development (3 copies to be supplied
     unless the application is submitted electronically)

    Location plan

    The appropriate fee

    Evidence that the developer has given notice of the proposed development in accordance
     with A.3(1) of Part 24 of Schedule 2 to the General Permitted Development Order 1995

    Where the proposed development consists of the installation of a mast within three
     kilometres of the perimeter of an aerodrome evidence that the developer has notified the
     Civil Aviation Authority, the Secretary of State for Defence or the Aerodrome operator in
     accordance with A.3(20) of Part 24 of Schedule 2 to the General Permitted Development
     Order 1995




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LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                         Threshold
     Acoustic report where relevant                     All applications

     Any other relevant additional information          All applications
     Area of search                                     All applications
     Details of alternative sites rejected within a     All applications
      justification for rejecting them: this should
      include existing masts, structures and other
      buildings within the search area
     Explanation if now alternatives considered         All applications

     Map showing the relationship of the                All applications
      application site to schools and other
      telecommunication equipment in the vicinity
     Planning statement                                 All applications

     Signed declaration that the equipment and          All applications
      installation fully complies with the ICNIRP
      requirements
     Statement of Community Involvement                 All applications

     Supplementary Information Template (as set         All applications
      out in Annex F of the Code of Best Practice on
      Mobile Phone Network Development)
     Technical information including the frequency,     All applications
      modulation characteristics, power output and
      the height of the proposed antenna
     Technical justification – details about the        All applications
      purpose of the site and why the particular
      development is required
     Visual impact assessment where relevant            All applications




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Application for Hedgerow Removal Notice

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed form or the form set out in Schedule 4 to the Hedgerow Regulations 1997

      A plan which clearly shows the location and length of the hedgerow(s) to be removed (if
       possible, please provide a plan to a scale of 1:2500. A different scale can be used so long
       as it shows clearly the location and length of the hedgerow(s) that you wish to remove)

      Evidence of the date of planting


LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                            Threshold
      Arboricultural implications                          All applications

      Biodiversity survey and report                       All applications

      Landscaping details                                  All applications


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Application for prior notification – proposed demolition

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed form or written description of the proposed development

      A statement that the applicant has displayed a site notice in accordance with A.2(b)(iii) of
       Part 31 of Schedule 2 to the General Permitted Development Order 1995


      The appropriate fee


LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                         Threshold
      Biodiversity survey and report                    Developments that may affect protected
                                                         species
      Landscaping details                               Sites in of 0.1 hectare or more where
                                                         redevelopment is not proposed
      Photographs / photomontages                       All applications
      Planning statement                                All applications

      Structural survey                                 All applications
      Tree survey / arboricultural implications         Sites that include existing trees and
                                                         shrubs.
                                                         Sites that have trees on neighbouring
                                                         land that may be affected by the
                                                         development i.e. roots or branches


Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed standard application form or application in writing containing sufficient
       information to enable the authority to identify the outline planning permission in respect of
       which it is made (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Other plans and drawings or information necessary to describe the subject of the application
       (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically):

       o      Site plan to a scale of 1:200 or 1:500

       o      Block plan of the site (scale 1:100 or 1:200) showing site boundaries

       o      Existing and proposed elevations (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Existing and proposed floor plans (scale 1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Existing and proposed site sections and finished floor levels and site levels (scale
              1:50 or 1:100)

       o      Roof plans (1:50 or 1:100)

      The appropriate fee


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6




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LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                       Threshold
     Affordable housing statement                     If not provided at outline application
                                                       stage, and development exceeds 15
                                                       dwelling units
     Air quality assessment                           If not provided at outline application stage
                                                       and the site lies within 100 metres of
                                                       Thomas Guy way (A5)
     Biodiversity survey and report                   If not provided at outline application stage
                                                       and site falls
                                                          within the Open Space Network as
                                                           defined in the adopted Tamworth
                                                           Local Plan 2001-2011
                                                          within or directly adjacent Sites of
                                                           National or Local Nature Conservation
                                                           Importance, or Local Nature Reserves
                                                       Developments that may affect protected
                                                       species
     Daylight / sunlight assessment                   Developments of 2 or more storey within
                                                       10 metres of any boundary
     Economic / Regeneration statement                If not provided at outline planning
                                                       application stage and involves
                                                       commercial or leisure developments of
                                                       0.5 hectare or more
     Environmental Impact Assessment                  As required by the Town and Country
                                                       Planning (Environmental Impact
                                                       Assessment) Regulations (1999)
     Evidence to accompany applications for town      If not provided at outline planning
      centre uses                                      application stage as required by Planning
                                                       Policy Statement 6: Planning for Town
                                                       Centres (March 2005) paragraph 1.8.
     Flood risk assessment                            Refer to guidance notes pages 7-16 and
                                                       Environment Agency Standing Advice
     Foul sewerage and utilities assessment           If not provided at outline planning
                                                       application stage for all applications for
                                                       residential development, or commercial
                                                       developments of 1000 square metres or
                                                       more
     Heritage statement (including historical,        If not provided at outline planning
      archaeological features and Scheduled            application stage applications within Town
      Ancient Monuments)                               Centre Conservation Area, or within 10
                                                       metres of the line of Offa’s Dyke
     Land contamination assessment                    If not provided at outline planning
                                                       application stage for all development on,
                                                       or within 50 metres, of previously
                                                       developed land (Brownfield sites)

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   Landscaping details                             If not provided at outline planning
                                                    application stage for applications for
                                                    residential development, or commercial
                                                    developments of 1000 square metres or
                                                    more (or 0.5 hectare if floorspace is not
                                                    known)
   Lighting assessment                             If not provided at outline planning
                                                    application stage for
                                                       applications for commercial
                                                        developments of 1000 square metres
                                                        or more (or 0.5 hectare if floorspace is
                                                        not known)
                                                       all outdoor leisure facilities that utilise
                                                        floodlighting
   Noise impact assessment                         If not provided at outline planning
                                                    application stage for
                                                       applications for commercial
                                                        developments of 1000 square metres
                                                        or more (or 0.5 hectare if floorspace is
                                                        not known)
                                                       residential developments within 100
                                                        metres of any boundary of a railway,
                                                        a classified road, or commercial
                                                        premise
   Open space assessment                           If not provided at outline planning
                                                    application stage for
                                                       residential developments
                                                       any other development resulting in a
                                                        loss of existing public or private open
                                                        space (including allotments and
                                                        private sports grounds e.g. football
                                                        pitches, tennis courts etc.)
   Other plans (streetscene, masterplan, 3D        All applications
    views)
   Parking provision                               All new residential development
                                                    All new, or extended commercial
                                                    premises
                                                    Developments resulting in an increase or
                                                    decrease in parking provision
   Photographs / photomontages                     All applications

   Planning statement                              All applications

   Site waste management plan                      If not provided at outline planning
                                                    application stage for all development on
                                                    previously developed land (i.e. Brownfield
                                                    sites)
   Statement of Community Involvement              If not provided at outline planning

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                                                            application stage
                                                               All new residential development
                                                                involving 10 or more dwelling units
                                                               New, or extended commercial
                                                                premises, where the additional
                                                                floorspace created exceeds 1000
                                                                square metres
                                                               For applications for leisure/community
                                                                developments of 1000 square metres
                                                                or more
      Structural survey                                    Applications for demolition of any
                                                            building, or part of a building
      Transport assessment                                 Refer to guidance notes pages 7-16 and
                                                            Staffordshire County Council’s Guide to
      (draft) travel plan                                  Transport Assessments & Travel Plans
      Tree survey / arboricultural implications            If not provided at outline planning
                                                            application stage, developments resulting
                                                            in the works to, or the removal of, any
                                                            tree or shrub, either on the site or on
                                                            adjoining land
      Ventilation / extraction statement                   If not provided at outline planning
                                                            application stage
                                                               Applications for development falling
                                                                within use classes A3, A4, and A5 as
                                                                defined within the Town and Country
                                                                Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment)
                                                                Order 2005
                                                               Applications for other commercial
                                                                development involving the provision of
                                                                ventilation/extract systems, where
                                                                residential properties lie within 50
                                                                metres of the development


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Application for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning
permission (Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990)

NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Completed standard application form (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is
       submitted electronically)

      Completed Certificate of Ownership

       o      In addition, where Certificates B, C or D have been completed, notice(s) must be
              given

      Completed Agricultural Holdings Certificate

      Design and Access Statement (if required)

      The appropriate fee

Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6




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LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                         Threshold
     Plans and drawings (3 copies to be supplied        All applications
      unless the application is submitted
      electronically):
      o   Site plan to a scale of 1:200 or 1:500
      o   Block plan of the site (scale 1:100 or
          1:200) showing site boundaries
      o   Existing and proposed elevations (scale
          1:50 or 1:100)
      o   Existing and proposed floor plans (scale
          1:50 or 1:100)
      o   Existing and proposed site sections and
          finished floor levels and site levels (scale
          1:50 or 1:100)
      o   Roof plans (1:50 or 1:100)
     Affordable housing statement                       Applications for the removal or variation
                                                         of conditions relating to affordable
                                                         housing
     Air quality assessment                             Applications for the removal or variation
                                                         of conditions relating to air quality
     Biodiversity survey and report                     Applications for the removal or variation
                                                         of conditions relating to biodiversity
                                                         issues
     Economic / Regeneration statement                  Applications for the removal or variation
                                                         of conditions that may have
                                                         economic/regeneration impacts
     Flood risk assessment                              Refer to guidance notes pages 7-16 and
                                                         Environment Agency Standing Advice
     Foul sewerage and utilities assessment             Applications for the removal or variation
                                                         of conditions relating to foul sewerage
                                                         and utility provision
     Heritage statement (including historical,          Applications for the removal or variation
      archaeological features and Scheduled              of conditions relating to historical,
      Ancient Monuments)                                 archaeological features and ancient
                                                         monuments
     Land contamination assessment                      Applications for the removal or variation
                                                         of conditions relating to land
                                                         contamination including mitigation
                                                         measures
     Landscaping details                                Applications for the removal or variation
                                                         of conditions relating to approved
                                                         landscaping schemes
     Lighting assessment                                Applications for the removal or variation

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                                                            of conditions relating to lighting
      Noise impact assessment                              Applications for the removal or variation
                                                            of conditions relating to noise including
                                                            mitigation measures
      Open space assessment                                Applications for the removal or variation
                                                            of conditions relating to open space
                                                            provision
      Other plans (streetscene, masterplan, 3D             Applications for the removal or variation
       views)                                               of conditions relating to design, external
                                                            appearance and layout
      Parking provision                                    Applications for the removal or variation
                                                            of conditions relating to the provision or
                                                            maintenance of parking areas
      Photographs / photomontages                          Applications for the removal or variation
                                                            of conditions relating to design, external
                                                            appearance and layout
      Site waste management plan                           Applications for the removal or variation
                                                            of conditions relating to site waste
                                                            management plans
      Structural survey                                    Applications for the removal or variation
                                                            of conditions of agreed structural
                                                            requirements
      Transport assessment                                 Refer to guidance notes pages 7-16 and
                                                            Staffordshire County Council’s Guide to
      (draft) travel plan                                  Transport Assessments & Travel Plans
      Tree survey / arboricultural implications            Applications for the removal or variation
                                                            of conditions relating to the retention of
                                                            existing trees and shrubs
      Ventilation / extraction statement                   Applications for the removal or variation
                                                            of conditions relating to the provision or
                                                            maintenance of ventilation/extraction
                                                            systems


Three copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 7-16




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Useful supporting information – application for approval of details reserved by
condition

There are NO NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS for applications for the approval of details
reserved by condition except that they should be made in writing. However, you may submit
the following:

      Completed form (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Location plan (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)

      Other plans and drawings or information necessary to describe the subject of the application
       (3 copies to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)


Three copies of forms, plans and other documents to be supplied unless the application is
submitted electronically.

Please refer to explanatory notes on pages 3-6


LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
may include some or all of the following:

                                                           Threshold
      Photographs / photomontages                         All applications

      Planning statement                                  All applications




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Application for tree works: works to trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO)
or notification of proposed works to trees in Conservation Areas

For works to trees protected by a Tree Preservation Order, failure to supply sufficiently
precise and details information may result in your application being rejected or delay in
dealing with it. In particular, you MUST provide the following:

      Completed and dated application form with all [mandatory] questions answered

      Sketch plan showing the location of all tree(s)

      A full and clear specification of the works to be carried out

      Statement of reasons for the proposed work

      Evidence in support of statement of reasons. In particular, you should provide:

       o      Report by a tree professional (eg arboriculturalist or horticultural adviser) if your
              reasons relate to the health and/or safety of the tree(s)

       o      Report by an engineer or surveyor, together with one from a tree professional
              (arboriculturalist) if you are alleging subsidence damage

For works to trees in conservation areas, it is important to supply precise and detailed
information on your proposal. You may, therefore, wish to provide the following:

      Completed and dated form, with all questions answered

      Sketch plan showing the precise location of all tree(s)

      A full and clear specification of the works to be carried out

Whether the trees are protected by a TPO or in a conservation area, please indicate which of the
following types of additional information you are submitting:

      Photographs

      Report by a tree professional (arboriculturalist) or other

      Details of any assistance or advice sought from the Local Planning Authority officer prior to
       submitting the form




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Appendix B: Contact information

Tamworth Borough Council

John Gunn           Development           01827    john-gunn@tamworth.gov.uk
                    Control Manager       709288

Katherine Burnett   Planning Officer      01827    katherine-burnett@tamworth.gov.uk
                                          709273

Mohammad            Planning Officer      01827    mohammad-maqsood@tamworth.gov.uk
Maqsood                                   709283

Sandy Merison       Planning Officer      01827    sandy-merison@tamworth.gov.uk
                                          709289

Jane Wells          Planning Support      01827    jane-wells@tamworth.gov.uk
                    Officer (validation   709284
                    queries and
                    location plans)



Staffordshire County Council

Roy Middleton       Highways              01785    roy.middleton@staffordshire.gov.uk
                                          277894

Chris Turner        Education             01785    chris.turner@staffordshire.gov.uk
                                          277343

Debbie Langley      Cultural Heritage     01785    debbie.langley@staffordshire.gov.uk
                    Team, Environment     277285
                    & Countryside



Environment Agency (Planning Liaison)

James Kitchen       Planning Liaison      01543    james.kitchen@environment-
                    Officer               404941   agency.gov.uk

Marion Hinton       Planning Technical    01543    marion.hinton@environment-
                    Specialist            404922   agency.gov.uk

Paul Gethis         Planning Liaison      01543    paul.gethis@environment-agency.gov.uk
                    Officer               404818




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English Heritage
112 Colmore Row
Birmingham
B3 3AG
Tel: 0121 625 6820
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk

Natural England
Attingham Park
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY4 4TW
Tel: 01743 282000
Website: www.naturalengland.org.uk

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
The Wolseley Centre
Wolseley Bridge
Stafford
ST17 0WT
Tel: 01889 880100
E-mail: info@staffs-ecology.org.uk




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