Local Validation List
The following list should be used for all applications.
The South Downs National Park Authority ‘Advice to Homeholders and their Agents’ (August 2012) contains a ‘baseline assessment checklist’ that should only be used for householder applications. 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.
For the purposes of the Local Validation List the definition and criteria for major development is as set out in The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015
|Information||Requirement from 9 February 2017||Guidance|
|Additional Plans||The national requirements note the need for a location plan and “others as necessary” with the reliance on the local requirements to detail what those are. For the avoidance of doubt the local requirements should confirm what we need:
|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
Advice can also be sought from email@example.com
|Air Quality Assessment||All applications for major development where traffic generation, bioaerosols, or odour is increased and/or the development is likely to affect or cause the declaration of an Air Quality Management Area.|
|Affordable Housing Statement||All applications for housing development which require on-site affordable housing provision 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, or would have an impact on priority species as detailed on Section 41 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006, or within, adjacent to, or would have an impact upon one or a combination of the following sites: Local Wildlife sites (SINCS & SNCIs), Local Nature Reserves, National Nature Reserves, SSSIs and/or where there is a reasonable likelihood of protected species and/or their habitats/notable habitats.|
|Community Infrastructure Levy
||All householder, minor and major applications (including S73 applications), prior approvals for change of use to residential and existing lawful use development applications.||Community Infrastructure Levy|
|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.|
|Surface Water Drainage Strategy||All major applications||
|Foul sewerage and utilities
|All applications for major development|
|Heritage statement||All applications for development affecting a designated heritage asset or any undesignated heritage asset recognised as such by the SDNPA, or its setting. Heritage assets include listed buildings, scheduled monuments and other archaeological sites, Conservation Areas, Historic Parks and Gardens and other historic landscapes, and historic battlefields.||
SDNPA integrated guidance: Advice to Homeholders and their agents’
SDNPA Guidance on Heritage Statements
|All applications for major and minor development and for prior approval and changes of use if contamination is known/suspected to exist; when site is within 250m of a current licensed or historic landfill site.|
|Landscape Appraisal/Study (Landscape and Visual Impact assessment only required as part of an EIA)||All applications for development (including change of use) with the exception of householder applications.|
All applications for development outside settlement boundaries other than householder
All applications in the vicinity of a listed building or within a conservation area
All applications at a location where bats and their roosts or other protected species are present
This requirement refers to details of artificial external lighting.
|Noise assessment||All applications for development other than householder likely to generate noise that may raise issues of disturbance by noise and/or reduce tranquillity, including where residential or other noise sensitive uses are proposed adjacent to existing noise sources.||
|Open space Assessment||All applications for development where public open space is to be lost|
|Soils Management Plan||All applications for development where the movement of top and/or subsoils is proposed|
|Playing Field/Sports provision Assessment||All development which would result in a loss of playing fields or impact on existing sports facilities|
|Telecommunications Statement||All telecommuni-cations equipment applications||GPDO 2 Part 24 Annex F Code of Practice on Mobile Network Development (2013)|
|Transport assessment||All applications for major development and minerals and waste developments|
|Travel Plan||All applications for major development and minerals and waste developments|
|All applications for development affecting trees unless accurate completion of the SDNPA checklist demonstrates no adverse impact on trees|
/Extraction equipment report
|All applications for A3, A4, A5 and B2 uses||Content of the report will depend on the type of equipment proposed|