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Local Planning Application Requirements

Details on Local Requirements

Submitting the correct documents

  1. Determine the type of application you want to make
  2. Identify the nationally required documents for the application type
  3. Identify the local requirements documents
  4. Read the guidance notes for the local requirements documents
  5. Decide whether your development proposal meets the criteria for the document concerned 
  6. Produce a document based on the advice contained in the local requirements document and submit with your application

The advice contained in the local requirements document is our adopted criteria to be followed in all cases. If there is any doubt as to the type of information required, the applicant is advised to contact planning@kettering.gov.uk

For an application to be valid and processed by Kettering Borough Council applicants will have to submit a minimum level of information with their applications.

As well as submitting the mandatory national information required for a valid application, Kettering Borough Council has adopted an additional list of local requirements. This list was reviewed in October 2015 and updated in accordance with legislation changes.

It is mandatory to submit all the necessary national information at the time an application is deposited with the Borough Council and failure to provide this information may delay the registration of your application. Where an application is considered to be invalid you will be sent a notification letter that will include a statement of the steps you need to take, and details of the outstanding information required in order to achieve validation.

The local requirements documents contain information which will be required in addition to the national requirements. This additional information will vary depending on the proposed development and the type of application to be submitted. It is mandatory to provide this information and it is good practice to supply it at the time an application is submitted. However, Kettering Borough Council has decided that it will not formally insist upon such submissions at the validation stage, and it is therefore possible to provide this information whilst the application is being considered. Failure to provide the details required by the local validation list when you submit an application will however affect our ability to provide you with a fully-considered assessment of your proposals at an early stage and may delay the processing, or final outcome, of the application.

Last updated 24/04/2017

Get in touch with Kettering Borough Council

Email: customerservices@kettering.gov.uk. Telephone: 01536 410333.

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