Local planning authorities are required to publish a list of their information requirements for applications which should be proportionate to the nature and scale of development proposals and reviewed every two years.
The Local Requirements List was approved and came into effect on 2 March 2020 following a consultation period held 8 July – 19 August 2019.
- Local Requirements List (pdf 519 kb)
Draft Local List Consultation 19 August – 30 September 2020
Consultation for an amendment to the current Local List Requirements will run for six weeks from 19 August to 30 September.
If you wish to comment, please email email@example.com with the subject line 'Local List Consultation 2020'.
- Local Information Requirements - 2020 consultation (pdf 529 kb)
The amendment relates to the European Sites Avoidance and Mitigation Checklist requirement (only) and provides that:
‘A completed checklist and nutrient budget is required for all residential development and other schemes providing overnight accommodation as part of the information needed to determine relevant planning applications’.
Nutrient Neutral Development
Following the publication of the Council’s Position Statement and Mitigation Plan for Nutrient Neutral Development (18 August 2020), any development resulting in an increase in overnight accommodation will be required to provide a package of avoidance and mitigation measures. In order to determine the scale of the package of avoidance and mitigation measures required, the following information will be required:
- An updated European Sites Avoidance and Mitigation Checklist
- A nutrient budget, worked out using the Natural England calculator
Further information can be found in the Council’s Position Statement and Mitigation Plan, Natural England’s guidance on calculating a nutrient budget and a developer’s video guide can be found on the Nutrient Neutrality webpage.