This statement sets out the Government’s policy on the information which must be provided in support of planning applications, so that local planning authorities can determine the validity of applications. It takes effect from 6 April 2010. It forms part of the Government's response to recommendations made in the Killian Pretty Review.
Circular 02/2008, Standard Application Form and Validation, and Section 3 of Circular 01/2006, on Design and Access Statements, are cancelled with effect from 6 April 2010. Section 2 of Circular 01/2006, on the information requirements for outline planning applications, remains in force.
Further guidance on information requirements, design and access statements and the standard application form is set out in a guidance document, called Guidance on Information Requirements and Validation.