Local Validation List

[estimated] Ended on the 3rd April 2018
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4. Additional guidance and advice ondocuments

This section contains helpful information regarding the planning process.

4.1 Types of development:

Planning applications are split into four different types. The formal definitions can be seen here. Briefly, applications are split into:

  1. Major applications:
    1. Applications relating to minerals/waste
    2. Applications where the number of dwellings provided is 10 or more
    3. The provision of a building where the floorspace created is 1,000sq m or more
    4. Development carried out on a site of 1 hectare or more N.B. an application for one dwelling over 1,000sq m in floorspace would not be considered a major.
  2. Minor applications:
    1. All applications for new dwellings/buildings (not including extensions to dwellings) which do not fall into the major applications
  3. Householders:
    1. Applications for extensions to dwellings
    2. Applications for new buildings within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse which are not new dwellings or commercial buildings
  4. Other:
    1. All other types of application not mentioned above (including prior notifications, changes of use and tree applications)
  5. Listed Building Consent
    1. All applications for listed building consent.

4.2 Ownership Certificates:

  • Certificate A – Sole Ownership and no agricultural tenants
    • This should only be completed if the applicant is the sole owner of the land to which the application relates and there are no agricultural tenants. This involves signing Certificate A on the application form and nothing else.
  • Certificate B – Shared Ownership (All other owners/agricultural tenants known)
    • This should be completed if the applicant is not the sole owner, or if there are agricultural tenants, and the applicant knows the names and addresses of all the other owners and/or agricultural tenants. The notice, which can be found here, must be served on all owners/tenants and Certificate B signed on the application form.
  • Certificate C – Shared Ownership (Some other owners/agricultural tenants known)
    • This should be completed if the applicant does not own all of the land to which the application relates and does not know the name and address of all of the owners and/or agricultural tenants. The notice, which can be found here, must be served on all owners/tenants, an advert placed in the local newspaper and Certificate C signed on the application form.
  • Certificate D – Shared Ownership (None of the other owners/agricultural tenants known)
    • This should be completed if the applicant does not own all of the land to which the application relates and does not know the names and addresses of any of the owners and/or agricultural tenants. An advert must be placed in the local newspaper and Certificate D signed on the application form.

An 'owner' is anyone with a freehold interest, or leasehold interest the unexpired term of which is not less than 7 years. In the case of development consisting of the winning or working of minerals, a person entitled to an interest in a mineral in the land is also an owner.

An 'agricultural tenant' is a tenant of an agricultural holding, any part of which is comprised in the land to which the application relates.

Any hard copy certificate submitted with the standard application form must be signed by hand. For any electronically submitted certificate, a typed signature of the applicant's name is acceptable. Ownership certificates must also be completed for applications for listed building consent, although no agricultural declaration is required.

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