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Financial Viability Appraisals

In some cases, a Financial Viability report will be required as part of the determining of the planning application.

Any submitted Financial Viability Appraisal will be published on the Craven District Council Planning Register along with all other documents submitted as part of the planning application.

If you consider that your financial viability information should not be disclosed, then you must submit an additional statement titled 'Financial Viability Appraisal - Exceptional Circumstances' detailing why you consider the FVA should not be made publicly available.

Craven District Council will allow for exceptions to full disclosure in very limited circumstances and only when the disclosure of any part of a viability assessment would cause demonstrable harm to the public interest to an extent that is not outweighed by the benefits of disclosure. Please note that a statement just saying that the viability information is confidential and commercially sensitive, and should therefore be exempted from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004, will not be considered adequate justification.

If you have any questions regarding this, please speak with a member of the Craven District Council Planning Team.