Communicating the South Downs

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Local Validation List

The following Adopted Local Validation List should be used for all applications. There may be additional requirements for Minerals and Waste applications which are listed separately.

The South Downs National Park Authority ‘Advice to Homeholders and their Agents’ (August 2012) contains a ‘Baseline Assessment Checklist’ that, whilst aimed at householders, can also be used as a guide for commercial and residential schemes to help you determine whether surveys and assessments that may be required as part of your application. The baseline assessment checklist should be completed accurately as the veracity and accuracy of submitted checklists will be checked and if further information is required it may delay determination of your application.

To assist with consultations and avoid delays 3 hard copies of all application documents and plans are required.

Local policy drivers are based upon the adopted development plans in the SDNP. These policy drivers may change as emerging joint plans reach adoption.

Information Required for: Guidance
Aerodrome Safeguarding  All applications for wind turbines

 Annex 1, para 5, page 4 & annex 2, para 15, page 11 of the ODPM/DfT Circular 01/2003 ‘Safeguarding of Aerodromes, Technical Sites & Military Explosives Storage Areas

Airport Operators Association (AOA) Advice Note 7 ‘Wind Turbines & Aviation’.

Advice can also be sought from gal.safeguarding@gatwickairport.co.uk

Air Quality Assessment  All applications for major development where traffic generation is increased  Planning Portal – When could air quality be relevant to a planning decision?
Affordable Housing Statement  All applications for housing development including exception sites  Include details of how it is to be provided; no. of bedrooms; tenure; RSL; contact details of applicant’s solicitors; land registry titles.
Biodiversity Survey and Report All applications for development within or adjacent to Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation, Local Nature Reserves, National Nature Reserves, SSSIs and/or where there is a reasonable likelihood of protected species and/or their habitats/notable habitats.  Planning Portal – Biodiversity, ecosystems and green infrastructure guidance
Flood Risk Assessment  All applications where site area> 1 Ha in Flood Zone 1; all proposals where application site is in Flood Zones 2 and 3; all applications where site is in a designated critical drainage area.  Planning Portal – Flood Risk and Coastal Change guidance
Foul sewerage and utilities
assessment
All applications for major development Building Regulations Part H
BS EN752:2008 Drain and sewer systems outside buildings
Sewers for Adoption, currently Version 7
Heritage statement All applications for development
affecting a heritage asset and any non
designated heritage asset recognised as
such by the SDNPA unless accurate
completion of the SDNPA checklist
demonstrates no adverse impact on
historic environment

SDNPA Guidance – Advice to Homeholders and their Agents

Planning Portal – Conserving and enhancing the historic environment 

Land contamination
Assessment
All applications for major and minor
development and changes of use if
contamination is known/ suspected to
exist; when site is within 250m of a
current licensed or historic landfill site.

National Planning Policy Framework – paragraph 121

Planning Portal – Land affected by contamination

Landscape and visual Impact
assessment (including
landscaping proposals and photomontages)
All applications for development
outside settlement boundaries other
than householder and changes of use unless accurate completion of the SDNPA checklist demonstrates no adverse impact on landscape.
SDNPA Guidance – Advice to Homeholders and their Agents
Lighting assessment All applications for development outside settlement boundaries other than householder Planning Portal – Light Pollution guidance
Mineral safeguarding None
Noise assessment All applications for development other than householder

Planning Portal – Noise guidance

 

Open space Assessment All applications for development where public open space is to be lost Planning Portal – Open Space guidance
Telecommunications Statement All telecommuni-cations equipment applications GPDO 2 Part 24 Annex F Code of Practice on Mobile Network Development (2002)
Transport assessment All applications for major development Planning Portal – Transport Assessment guidance
Travel Plan All applications for major development Planning Portal – Transport Assessment guidance
Tree Survey/
arboricultural assessment
All applications for development affecting trees unless accurate completion of the SDNPA checklist demonstrates no adverse impact on trees SDNPA Guidance – Advice to Homeholders and their Agents
Ventilation
/Extraction equipment report
All applications for A3, A4, A5 and B2 uses Content of the report will depend on the type of equipment proposed