6. Scope



Types of submission



Outline    Detail /full      Approval of details
Certificate of Lawfulnessn/a       not yet      not yet
Prior approvaln/anot yetnot yet
Pre-applicationn/anot yetnot yet
Listed building consentn/anot yetnot yet
Householder applicationsn/ayesnot yet
Minor applicationsnot yetnot yetnot yet
Major applications (medium)nonono
Major applications (large, strategic)nonono




Causes of invalidation


ReasonDescriptionCan it be designed-out?
1. Missing formsUsually CIL form or Certificate of Ownership. Usually because applicants aren’t aware this is required. yes
2. Incomplete formsForms not signed and/or datedyes
3. Incorrect feeApplicant has incorrectly worked out the correct planning feeyes
4. Missing feeApplicant has not paid fee.yes
5. Missing / mis-labelled location planLocation plan either missing, incorrectly labelled (eg no red line) or not to a visible scale.yes
6. Missing reports or statementsMissing reports such as Design and Access Statement, Wildlife and Ecology checklist, Heritage statement, Flood risk assessment, Trees report, Transport assessmentprobably
7. Missing / mis-labelled other drawings

Missing descriptive name, not to scale, or a whole drawing (eg elevation) missing.not yet 
8. Drawings don’t match each otherThe drawings show different versions of the schemeno 
9. Other reasons




Stages of the user journey




The current project scope includes preparing and submitting a planning application. It does not include earlier explorations (such as finding out if you need planning permission) or later stages following your application through consultation, decision, appeal etc.




Planning documents


What planning information will now be asked for as data instead of documents, and why? 

Forms

Current status     How often is it required for householders?Does it require  a certified professional?
Application formdata always    no
Materials listdataoftenno
Ownership certificatesdataalwaysno
Feedataalwaysno
CIL formsdatasometimesno

Reports

Current status     How often is it required for householders?Does it require a certified professional?
Design & Access statementdata often    no, but sometimes useful
Heritage Assessmentdatasometimesno, but sometimes useful
Ecology & trees checklistdataoftennot always
Flood risk assessmentdatasometimesnot always
Drainage / SUDS statementdatasometimesnot always
Basement impact assessmentdocsometimessometimes
Structural surveydocsometimesyes
Townscape visual impact Assessmentdocsometimesno, but usually useful
Navigational Risk Assessmentdocrarelyyes
Air Quality Assessmentdocrarelyyes
Biodiversity Surveydocrarelyyes
Archaeological Surveydocrarelyyes
Tree survey  / Arboricultural Impact Assessment docsometimesyes
Landscape & visual impact Assessmentdocsometimesno, but usually useful
Sun & Daylight assessmentdocsometimesyes
Local views assessmentdocsometimesno, but usually useful
Parking surveydocsometimesno


Drawings

Current status     How often is it required for householders?Does it require a certified professional?
Location plandata always    no
Existing plansdocalmost alwaysno, but must be correctly drawn
Proposed plansdoc almost alwaysno, but must be correctly drawn
Existing elevationsdoc almost alwaysno, but must be correctly drawn
Existing sections docalmost alwaysno, but must be correctly drawn
Proposed sectionsdocalmost alwaysno, but must be correctly drawn
Existing roof plandocalmost alwaysno, but must be correctly drawn
Proposed roof plandocalmost always
no, but must be correctly drawn
Site plan docsometimesno, but must be correctly drawn
Site photographsdocalmost alwaysno
Existing detailsdocsometimes
no, but must be correctly drawn
Proposed detailsdocsometimesno, but must be correctly drawn
3D massing modeldocneveryes


See the full working schema here



Users with specific accessibility needs


Non-English-speaking usersnot yet
Users with dyslexiaconsider
Users with autismconsider
Deaf or hard of hearingconsider
Visually impaired usersconsider
Blind usersyes (screen readers) 
Users with physical or motor disabilitiesconsider
Users suffering from anxietyconsider
Elderly usersconsider
Non-web usersconsider
Users with outdated devicesyes (as far as possible)


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