20 June 2013
Submitting a Planning Application
Planning Applications to Surrey Heath Borough Council can be submitted:
View Application details - forms and fees
When submitting a planning application for new development, please check the attached Validation SPD to ensure that you are submitting the required information with your planning application.
Below is also a list of common errors encountered with submitted planning applications. Please ensure that your application is complete before submitting it as we still have a high percentage of applications being made invalid, which only adds to delays and extra work.
- Location plans must be outlined in red (and not any other colour close i.e. orange or pink etc).
- Red line on location plans need to be around the residential curtilage/application rather than just the proposed works.
- Question 12 of the householder forms relates to an ''agricultural holdings certificate''. This question needs to be completed for all applications, if the site is not an agricultural holding, please complete the form appropriately as ignoring this question will invalidate the application.
- Do not scale disclaimers need to be removed from all plans
- All Non householder planning applications need to provide ''planning statements'' and ''design and access statements''. The exception being changes of use where there is no operational development and in these cases only a planning statement will be required. Design & Access statements should cover the following issues:-
- Developments within or affecting conservation areas, a listed building or its setting, archaeologically sensitive areas, scheduled ancient monuments or historic parks and gardens
- Planning Statements need to address the planning policy context of the proposal
- Block Plans are required for proposed development and should show the following:-
- scale 1:200 or 1:500
- scale bar is required
- north point
- paper size
- show proposed extensions and new build hatched
- show all adjoining properties
- Please ensure that all trees are shown on the block plan (the planning authority may request a tree survey at a later date if it transpires that there are trees on site that have not been identified on the plan).
- Please ensure that when submitting elevational plans both side elevations are provided. Elevation plans should have a scale bar.
- Please ensure that floor plans and elevations tie up and have a scale bar.
- Please ensure that the plans are correctly formatted so that when they print it will be to the correct size paper and therefore to the correct scale.
- All plans should also have a scale bar.