Amendments have been made to the Development Management Order (DMPO) which came into effect on 25 June 2013. These affect validation procedures for Design and Access Statements. The Amendment Order sets out the changes.

Planning applications can be complicated

When making an application it is very important that you submit all the information necessary for the Council to be able to accept the application as valid and complete, and then proceed to consider and make a decision on your proposals.

We will validate all applications against the relevant National and Local List requirements. Further details can also be found on the Local Validation list page.

For additional guidance including pre-application advice go the Before you apply page.

Information on Making an application