Validation, Local List & OS Map Service

Local List 2017 Consultation

The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Order) 2015 sets out the information required to make a valid planning application. In addition to these national requirements, the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), paragraph 193 states that Local planning authorities should 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 Council's current Local List was adopted in July 2015.  Therefore, a review of the Local List and a three week consultation with local agents has taken place and a final version of the Local List is now available to view. Icon for pdf Local List July 2017 [157.76KB]

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

The submission of a valid application for planning permission requires:

  • A completed application form
  • Compliance with national information requirements
  • The correct application fee
  • Provision of local information requirements

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 theDCLG website (opens in a new window).

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

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

The Planning Portal has also produced APlanning Portal Best Practice Guide (opens in a new window) - what to submit which you may find useful.