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Local Validation Consultation

East Staffordshire Borough Council has carried out a review of the local validation requirements and would welcome your views.

A summary of changes can be found below.

All comments must be made to dcsupport@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk or in writing F.A.O. Andrea Smith, ESBC, Planning, P.O. Box 8045, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 2JG not later than 5pm, 12th November 2019.

All comments received will be appraised and the checklist revised if applicable prior to formal adoption. The final version will then be available to view at www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk.

If you have any queries regarding the consultation document please contact Andrea Smith 01283 508604 or andrea.smith@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk.

Please download the local validation consultation document.

Summary of Amendments to the Local Planning Validation List

  • Further clarity on information requirements and cases when information not required.
  • Provided a Heritage Statement pro-forma for completion, in order to provide sufficient detail and also guidance notes to assist.
  • Retail Impact Assessment and Sequential test sections have been split into two sections.  We have added an additional category relating to Loss of Retail/Community facilities.
  • Foul and surface water drainage section now refers specifically to SUDS.
  • An additional section specifically referring to the Cannock Chase SAC Statement or unilateral undertaking.
  • Transport Assessment/Travel Plans sections have been combined.
  • Tree Assessment/Tree Survey sections have been combined.
  • We have produced an application matrix to help assist with what information is required per application type.

Sections removed*:-

  • Affordable Housing Statement
  • Health Impact Assessment
  • National Forest
  • Section 106 information/Draft Heads of Terms
  • Statement of Conformity
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities Statement
  • Viability Assessment
  • Wind Turbine

*Some of this information may be required post validation subject to the application type and scale.  It may be appropriate to include some of the items with your submission should you know it will be required, in order to avoid delays.