Applicants will be expected to demonstrate appropriate community engagement has been undertaken in the formulation of the development proposals prior to the submitting their scheme for the following types of application:
- When the development is judged by the case officer to be locally significant.
- When the development is classified as a departure from the current development plan.
- When the proposal falls into the definition of a major application.
A proposal which would alter the overall character of the locality either by nature of its scale, visibility or use, or because the development could set a damaging precedent.