National and local requirements
When applying for planning permission, the submission of an appropriate standard electronic application form (1APP) is a statutory requirement.
It will also be mandatory to include all of the information and documents specified on the form (the national requirements) together with the additional information and documents specified by the local planning authority to whom the application is made (the local requirements).
By virtue of section 327A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, the local planning authority will not be able to entertain applications which fail to meet these specifications.
The purpose of the new validation arrangements is to:
- provide a guide to the information that may be required at the outset
- enable the local planning authority to provide applicants with certainty as to the information required
- enable the local planning authority to have all the necessary information to determine the application and to draft the planning permission and all conditions
- minimise the need for further submission of additional information in order to allow local planning authorities a reasonable opportunity to determine applications within the Best Value Performance Indicator (BVPI) 109 targets
- ensure consistency in the approach taken by different local planning authorities in registering and validating applications whilst recognising the need for variation appropriate to local circumstances.
The following document outlines and provides guidance on the national requirements and also the local requirements set out by Barnet.
Design and Access Statements
The Government has introduced the need for Design and Access Statements (DAS) for all Planning applications and Listed Building Consent applications received from 10 August 2006, except for:
- engineering and mining operations
- development of an existing house or development within the curtilage for any purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling-house (except for dwelling-houses in a conservation area)
- a material change of use of land or buildings
- in addition, all applications for listed building consent must be accompanied by a Design and Access Statement.
Community Infrastructure Levy - Additional Information Requirement form
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge on new development to help pay for community infrastructure.
In Barnet, developments granted planning permission from 1st April 2012 may be liable for a charge under Mayoral CIL. To establish whether or not a development is liable for a CIL charge, new planning applications of a certain type must now be submitted with a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) - Planning Application Additional Information Requirement form. Please see the list of application types which require a CIL Additional information form in our downloads section opposite.
There are also a set of guidance notes to assist with the completion of the form.