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 Monday 12th December 2022. Some minor corrective updates, mainly to links providing further information, were made on 3.4.2023.

Potential Showstoppers

The Local Information Requirements document above highlights the submission requirements that apply to planning applications.

It is worth highlighting that a few key issues emerge repeatedly as potential showstoppers to development, if not addressed correctly.  Some of these are matters of law, others are matters of strict national and local policy.

Applicants are advised to engage with these matters early on in developing their scheme before an application is made.

Further guidance on these matters is set out at: