The outline permission has established that in principle the proposed development is acceptable and what other matters are reserved for future approval (the Reserved Matters).

In addition to the National mandatory documents the other documents you are also required to submit are dependent on which of the Reserved Matters are to be considered. On this page you can find a list of what is required for each reserved matter.

Access – 2 copies of a block plan of the site indicating road layout and pedestrian routes with access and egress points indicated to a metric scale of 1:200 or 1:500.

Appearance – 2 copies of both existing and proposed elevations and street scenes to a metric scale of 1:50 or 1:100.

Landscaping – 2 copies of a landscape plan to a metric scale of 1:200 or 1:500. This plan should indicate both the hard and soft landscaping as well as the materials to be used and the species and density of any plants to be planted.

Layout – 2 copies of both existing and proposed floor plans to a metric scale of 1:50 or 1:100; and 2 copies of a block plan to a metric scale of 1:200 or 1:500.

Scale – 2 copies of drawings to a metric scale of 1:200, 1:100 or 1:50 providing information on the size of the development and massing, including the height, width, length and roof form of each proposed building.

Other additional documents required when submitting an application for reserved matters are also dependent on which matters you want to have considered (Access, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale).

Other additional documents that could be required

2 copies of a Heritage statement where the application site comprises a Listed Building or the site is included within a conservation area.

The National Planning Policy Framework requires an applicant to describe the significance of any heritage assets affected. This includes any contribution made by their setting.

The level of detail should:

  • be relative to the importance of the assets,
  • be enough to understand the potential impact of the proposal on the significance of the assets, and
  • provide a clear justification (rationale) for the proposal.

As a minimum the Council’s historic environment record should have been consulted and the heritage assets assessed using appropriate expertise where necessary.

Where an application site has potential for archaeological interest a desk-based assessment would normally suffice but in some situations a field evaluation would be required.

2 copies of a Flood risk assessment (if applicable)

Please note a Heritage statement and flood risk assessment will only be required if you did not submit them with your Outline application.

Tree Survey / Arboricultural report – You will be required to submit 2 copies of a tree report / arboricultural impact statement if any part of the development is going to affect any tree. This includes trees within the curtilage of the site or an adjoining site. The report should be detailing the implications of the development on those trees.