6. The solution


This project is currently in development. All our outputs will be documented and shared here as the project progresses.



The Required Information Schema / Version 0.1

The ‘required information schema’ is a data structure that attempts to break down every document that might ever be required as part of a planning application into individual data fields. This is not something that is ever likely to be ‘finished’ – it is a perpetual work in progress.

You can view and comment on an open, working spreadsheet of this data structure here.  It you would like to contribute by taking on a whole part of this task, please get in touch.

HouseholderMajorMinorApplication Form*Development Plans*Certificates *Ownership Certificate B*Ownership Certificate C*Ownership Certificate D*Agricultural Holding Certificate*Block Site*Existing and Proposed Elevations*Existing and Proposed Floor Plans*Existing and Proposed Site Selections and Finished Floor*Roof Plans*Appropriate Fee*Design and Access StatementDaylight/Sunlight AssessmentHeritage AssessmentEnvironmental StatementNoise Impact AssessmentPhotographs, Photomontages, Contextual DrawingsApplication Form*Development Plans*Certificates *Ownership Certificate B*Ownership Certificate C*Ownership Certificate D*Agricultural Holding Certificate*Block Site*Existing and Proposed Elevations*Existing and Proposed Floor Plans*Existing and Proposed Site Selections and Finished Floor*Roof Plans*Appropriate Fee*Design and Access Statement Daylight/Sunlight Assessment Heritage Assessment Environmental Statement Noise Impact Assessment Photographs, Photomontages, Contextual DrawingsStatement of Community Involvement Structural Survey Transport Assessment Ventilation/Extraction Statement Energy Statement and BREEAM Pre-Assessment Townscape Visual Impact Assessment Servicing and Refuse Management Plan Navigational Risk Assessment Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Basement Impact Assessment*Health Impact Assessment*Marketing Statement*Microclimate Assessment*Town Centre Impact Assessment* Development Charted Engagement SummaryViability Appraisal Planning Obligations Draft Head Planning Statement Air Quality assessment Biodiversity Survey and Report Flood Risk Assessment Foul Sewage and Utilities Assessment Archaeological assessment Land Contamination Assessment Landscaping Details Tree Survey/Arboricultural Impacts Assessment Lighting Assessment 3D Massing model in FBX File Format (2013-2016)Application Form*Development Plans*Certificates *Ownership Certificate B*Ownership Certificate C*Ownership Certificate D*Agricultural Holding Certificate*Block Site*Existing and Proposed Elevations*Existing and Proposed Floor Plans*Existing and Proposed Site Selections and Finished Floor*Roof Plans*Appropriate Fee*Design and Access StatementDaylight/Sunlight AssessmentHeritage AssessmentEnvironmental StatementNoise Impact AssessmentPhotographs, Photomontages, Contextual DrawingsFirst Name Surname Company Name Address line 1Address line 2Address line 3town/city postcodeCountryPrimary Number Secondary Number Fax Number Email Addresss Agent or Applicant Title Town/City PostcodeDescribe proposed works StartedStart DateCompletedCompleted DateNumber Suffix Property Name Address line 1 Address line 3 Easting (x)Northing (x)New Vehicle AccessNew Pedestrian AccessDiversionsDiversion Drawing DetailOfficer assistanceOfficer name ReferenceDate (dd/mm/yyy)Pre App DateTrees or HedgesMark trees on plans Pruning required?Number treesParking alteration If yes, describe With respect to the Authority, I am: (a) a member of staff (b) an elected member (c) related to a member of staff (d) related to an elected memberProvide details of relationshipWalls RoofWindowsDoorsBoundary treatments Vehicle Access and Hard Standing LightingOthers (please specify)Design and access submittedSigned Applicant Signed Agent DateNational Number Mobile NumberFax NumberEmail AddressPublic sightlineContact agent or applicant Contact Name





The Service Map / Version 0.1


The service map is a flowchart showing the users’ journey through the process. It is a work in progress. You can view the original here






The Interactive Mockup / Version 0.2


Click here to explore an interactive mockup of the service pattern.


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