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Background Information on planning applications

As a Local Planning Authority, Craven District Council may request supporting information to accompany a planning application.

These requirements must be set out in a formally adopted local list. The list must be published less than 2 years before the application is submitted.

This revised document has been re-published to take account of changes in national, regional and local planning policy as applicable to the Craven District Council since the last publication in April 2011.

The purpose of the validation arrangements is to:

• provide applicants with advice and certainty as to which necessary information is required;
• ensure all the necessary information to determine the planning application and to draft the planning permission and all conditions is available from the outset;
• minimise the need for further submissions of additional information in order to allow applications to be determined quickly and efficiently.

Information requested must be:

• reasonable, having regard to the nature and scale of the proposed development;
• about a matter which it is reasonable to conclude will be a material consideration in the determination of the application.

To help applicants, the Authority has produced a 'Validation Questionnaire which flags up what information will be required for the type of development proposed. In addition to this, full details for each item of additional information are available on the Authority’s website including links to relevant guidance and policies.

The validation requirements set out in this document include statutory national information requirements that apply throughout England and local information requirements that only apply within the Craven District Council Area.