Validation, Local List & OS Map Service

What is required to make a valid application for planning permission?

The submission of a valid application for planning permission requires:

National Information Requirements

The following should also be submitted with a planning application (these are detailed in the Council's Local List - see further information below):

  • Plans and drawings
  • Ownership Certificate and Agricultural Land Declaration
  • Design and Access Statement (for some planning applications)

Local Information Requirements

These are specified on a formally adopted  Icon for pdf Local List [64.61KB] (a "Local List"). The Local List sets out the information required to make a valid planning application.

Please also note: the additional requirement for flood and water management information to support major planning applications - Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS).

For assistance in writing Heritage Statements, please view the Icon for pdf list of District Conservation Areas [8.11KB]

The Icon for pdf local list [64.61KB]  is prepared by the Council and confirms what information is usually required for applications of a particular type, scale or location.

Further Information

Government guidance in the form of "The Validation of Planning Applications: A guide for local planning authorities" is also available online via the DCLG website.

For Planning Application Forms (1APP Forms) visit the Planning Portal website and select Breckland in the drop down list.

You can use the Planning Portal's 'Buy a Plan' service to ensure that you meet our requirements, whether you are a planning professional or first-time applicant.

The Planning Portal has also produced A Planning Portal Best Practice Guide - what to submit which you may find useful.