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Checklists for planning applications

Checklist for prior notifications

Use this checklist for an application for prior notification of proposed demolition.

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 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.
  • a statement that the applicant has displayed a site notice in accordance with A.2(b)(iii) of Part 31 of Schedule 2 to the General Permitted Development Order 1995
  • a Demolition Method Statement

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 an application for prior notification of proposed development in respect of permitted development by telecommunications code systems operators.

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 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.
  • evidence that the developer has notified the Civil Aviation Authority, the Secretary of State for Defence or the Aerodrome operator in accordance with A.3(2) of Part 24 of Schedule 2 to the General Permitted Development Order 1995 (as amended) where the proposed development consists of the installation of a mast within three kilometres of the perimeter of an aerodrome
  • a completed ICNIRP Certificate
  • an appropriate drawing and/or details to describe the development including proposed elevations

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 an application for prior notification of a proposed agricultural 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 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
  • existing and proposed elevations at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100

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 an application for prior notification of a proposed road.

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 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.
  • plans identifying the proposed road showing landscaping details

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 an application for prior notification of excavation or waste material.

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 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.
  • plans identifying the proposals showing landscaping details

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 an application for prior notification for a fish tank/cage.

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 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.
  • plans identifying the proposals showing landscaping details

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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