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Applications for outline planning permission look to establish whether the scale and nature of a proposed development would be acceptable to us as the local planning authority, before a fully detailed proposal is put forward. This type of planning application allows fewer details about the proposal to be submitted.

Once outline permission has been granted, you will need to ask for approval of the details known as reserved matters before work can start. These details will be the subject of a reserved matters application at a later stage.

The following items are needed for all applications

• Application form and ownership certificates
• Location plan (scale 1:2500 or 1:1250) with site outlined in red
• Block plan (scale 1:500) or Site Plan (scale 1:200) – if the proposal will alter an existing building footprint or create a new building footprint
• Site levels (scale 1:200) – if the proposal will lead to a change in the level of the land
• Design and access statement – see the ‘additional information’ for a list of proposals that do not require a statement
• Flood risk assessment – if the proposal falls within flood zone two or flood zone three or involves a site area of one hectare or more (in flood zones one, two,three)
• Foul drainage assessment – if the proposal involves non-mains drainage
• Heritage statement (including photographs and a schedule of works) – if the proposal is in a conservation area and/or will affect a Listed Building and/or will impact on another heritage asset
• Surface water drainage report – if the proposal is in a critical drainage area
• Wildlife trigger list (and if required a wildlife report)

Further information on which documents must be supplied is available on our list of additional information or by contacting the planning team 01271 388288.

Further information about this type of application is available on the Planning Portal.