The content in the pages below are for information only and are not to be relied upon as your sole source of planning advice. If you have further detailed questions we recommend you seek the advice of a suitably qualified professional.

 

What documents do I need to support my planning application?

You will always need:

  • Standard Application Form
  • Ownership Certificate A, B, C or D
  • Agricultural Holding Certificate

You will normally need

 

You may also need other documents depending on the requirements of your planning authority. Please check with your locally planning authority.

Do I need to supply an Agricultural Holding Certificate even if I'm not a farm?

Yes, even if you do not have an agricultural holding or the development is not for agricultural use.

What is an Agricultural Holding Certificate?

This certifies that either

  1. None of the land to which the application/appeal* relates is, or is part of. an agricultural holding. Or
  2. I have/The applicant has/The appellant has* given the requisite notice to every person other than my/him/her* self who, on the day 21 days before the date of the application/appeal*, was a tenant of an agricultural holding on all or part of the land to which the application/appeal* relates

An example can be found here

This is a national requirement and must be completed with every planning application.

What is the difference between ownership certificate A, B, C and D?

This is also known as an article 13 certificate as it relates to Articles 13 and 14 of the Town & Country Planning (Development Management) Procedure Order 2015.

Ownership Certificate A 

Certificate A should be used when the applicant is the sole owner of the all the land within the application site to which the planning application relates.

Ownership Certificate B

Certificate B shoud be used when the applicant knows the name and addresses of all the (other) owners of the land within the application site.

Ownership Certificate C

Certificate C should be used when the applicant knows the names and addresses of some but not all of the (other) owners of the land within the application site.

Ownership Certificate D

Certificate D should be used when the applicant does not know the names of any of the (other) owners of the land within the application site.

What is a Location Plan?

A location plan (sometimes known as a site location plan) is designed to allow your planning authority to quickly and accurately locate your application site.

It should be based on the most up to date mapping available and should be less than 18 months old.

It must include the following items:

  • The application site oulined in red
  • Any other adjacent or nearby land owned by the applicant outlined in blue
  • North Arrow
  • Standard Metric Scale
  • Adjoining road names
  • Date map was created
  • License number for the mapping used

For more information on Location plans please see our Location Plan Page.

What is a Block Plan?

A Block Plan shows your development in detail.

It should be based on the most up to date mapping available. It should use a very comprehensive mapping data set, as the building outlines and curtilage will need to be shown.

It must include:

  • The application site oulined in red
  • Any other adjacent or nearby land owned by the applicant outlined in blue
  • North Arrow
  • Standard Metric Scale, normally 1:200 or 1:500
  • The position and width of any adjacent streets
  • Date map was created
  • License number for the mapping used

For more information on Block plans please see our Block Plan Page.

When Do I need a Location Plan?

Almost all planning applications require a location plan. If you are applying for one of the following consents you will likely require a Location Plan:

  • Full Planning Application
  • Householder Planning Application
  • Listed Building Consent
  • Conservation Area Consent
  • Building Control Application
  • Reserved Matters Application
  • Tree Preservation Order
  • Prior Notification

If you are still unsure whether or not you need a Location Plan please check with your planning authority.

When do I need a Block Plan?

Broadly if you are applying for one of the following consents you will likely require a Block Plan:

  • Full Planning Application
  • Householder Planning Application
  • Listed Building Consent
  • Conservation Area Consent
  • Building Control Application
  • Reserved Matters Application

If you are still unsure whether or not you need a Block Plan please check with your planning authority.

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