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Checklists for planning applications

Householder consent checklist

Use this checklist if you are applying to extend or alter an existing house or flat (including dormer windows, conservatories, outbuildings and garages, fences and walls, porches, satellite dishes, replacement windows and vehicular accesses).

You should include:

  • plans and drawings which must show a North point, give a paper size (for example, A1, A3), and provide an appropriate Scale Bar indicating a minimum of 0-10 metres.
  • the correct fee
  • a completed application form. If you submit the application in paper form, we require 3 copies of all forms, plans and documents.
  • a completed Ownership Certificate and Agricultural Land Declaration
  • a Site Location Plan identifying the land to which the application relates. It should be based on an up-to-date map at a scale of 1:1250 or 1:2500. The site should be edged in red and sufficient roads and buildings should be identified. It must include all land necessary to carry out the development including access from a public highway, landscaping, car parking and open areas. Other land owned or controlled by the applicant should be edged in blue.
  • a Block Plan at a scale of 1:100 or 1:200 or 1:500 identifying the position of the development. The plan should include written dimensions of the development to the site boundaries and other existing buildings, access arrangements, public rights of way, position of trees, hard surfacing and boundary treatments.
  • existing and proposed floor plans (at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100) to show the internal arrangement
  • existing and proposed elevations (at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100) to show the external changes
  • a Community Infrastructure Levy Additional Information form for all applications for development of floor space (including residential extensions, for the creation of a new dwellings (of any size), or for the conversion of a new building no longer in use)

If you have any queries regarding the above requirements, you can contact the Validation Team either by phone on 01793 466247 or by email at validation@swindon.gov.uk.

Use this checklist for applications to extend or alter an existing house or flat (including dormer windows, conservatories, outbuildings and garages, fences and walls, porches, satellite dishes, replacement windows and vehicular accesses) and where the dwelling is a listed building.

You should include:

  • plans and drawings which must show a North point, give a paper size (for example, A1, A3), and provide an appropriate Scale Bar indicating a minimum of 0-10 metres.
  • the correct fee
  • a completed application form. If you submit the application in paper form, we require 3 copies of all forms, plans and documents.
  • a completed Ownership Certificate and Agricultural Land Declaration
  • a Site Location Plan identifying the land to which the application relates. It should be based on an up-to-date map at a scale of 1:1250 or 1:2500. The site should be edged in red and sufficient roads and buildings should be identified. It must include all land necessary to carry out the development including access from a public highway, landscaping, car parking and open areas. Other land owned or controlled by the applicant should be edged in blue.
  • a Block Plan at a scale of 1:100 or 1:200 or 1:500 identifying the position of the development. The plan should include written dimensions of the development to the site boundaries and other existing buildings, access arrangements, public rights of way, position of trees, hard surfacing and boundary treatments.
  • existing and proposed floor plans (at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100) to show the internal arrangement and all relevant historical features
  • existing and proposed elevations (at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100) to show the external changes indicating building materials, finish of doors and windows and relationship to adjoining buildings
  • plans and details of any features such as doors, windows, panelling, fireplaces, plaster mounding or other decorative features that will be affected by the proposed development to an appropriate scale 1:20 or 1:50
  • a Heritage Impact Assessment to provide detailed information on the affected part of the Listed Building, with an explanation of how the impact relates to the significance of the Listed Building as a whole
  • a structural survey where relevant
  • a Community Infrastructure Levy Additional Information form for all applications for development of floor space (including residential extensions, for the creation of a new dwellings (of any size), or for the conversion of a new building no longer in use)

If you any queries relating to the Listed Building, you can contact the council’s Conservation Officer either by phone on 01793 466327 or by email at conservation@swindon.gov.uk

If you have any queries regarding the above requirements, you can contact the Validation Team either by phone on 01793 466247 or by email at validation@swindon.gov.uk

Further information

When you are sure that you have all the relevant information and drawings required, you are ready to apply for planning permission.

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