New procedure in place for planning application checks

Release date: 20 July 2017

Following a public consultation, planners at Cotswold District have updated their planning application validation checklists to ensure applications contain the information necessary to allow proposals to be judged against new national and local planning policies.

This validation process checks that the correct planning application documents and fee have been submitted before the planning application is determined.

The updated checklists are now available on the CDC website. 

The main updates are as follows:

  1. A scale bar on detailed plans is now compulsory as most plans are viewed online and this will help with accurate measurements
  2. Clarification of the level of information needed on existing and proposed block and floor plans
  3. Clarification as to when an archaeological assessment is required
  4. Clarification that an air quality assessment will be needed for biomass proposals.
  5. Clarification of the level of information needed for listed building and applications affecting trees
  6. Clarification of the viability information needed for Affordable Housing and the cost of independent review by the District Valuer to be paid by the applicant.
  7. Clarification of the level of drainage information needed.
  8. Clarification as to when an Open Space Assessment is required.
  9. Clarification of the level of information needed for a Waste Management Plan.
  10. Clarification as to when a Statement of Community Involvement is required.
  11. Clarification regarding  the level of noise information required.


Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road