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Major Development Definition

Cases when developments are considered to be a major application:

An application is classed as major if

(i) it is for 10 or more dwellings, or

(ii) the development is to be carried out on a site having an area of 0.5 hectares or more and it is not known whether the number of dwellinghouses to be provided is 10 or more, or

(iii) the development carried out on a site having a site area of one hectare or more or the provision of a building, or

(iv) buildings where the floor space to be created  by the development is over 1000m2 or more.

A development’s context refers to the particular characteristics of the application site and its wider setting. These will be specific to the circumstances of an individual application and a Design and Access Statement should be tailored accordingly.