Amenity garden statement - Planning validation requirements

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Am amenity garden plan shows the area of amenity of each dwelling in a proposed development. 


You need to submit an amenity garden plan if your proposal is for: 

  • a major development 
  • new dwellings 

Your amenity garden plan must: 

  • show the area of amenity for each dwelling clearly 
  • comply with the garden size standards stipulated in the Essex Design Guide 

Your amenity garden plan can be an overlay on your site plan. 

You can get help and advice from our Duty Planner on amenity garden plans and other types of planning applications. 

You can get detailed feedback on your proposal by using our pre-application advice service

Personal and confidential statement 

We may publish any information you submit as part of your application. You must tell us if there is any information you do not want us to publish when you submit your application.  

If however, we believe that this information is in the public interest, we reserve the right to publish it.  

We may also decide parts of your submission are not in the public interest and may redact this information. This information may include telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures. 

When you need to submit this information
Validation requirements

Required by 

  • National requirement. You can find details of this requirement in section 12 of the National Planning Policy Framework 
  • Local plan policy - LPP1
  • Local plan policy - LPP33
  • Local plan policy - LPP36
  • Local plan policy - LPP52
  • Local plan policy - SP7

These policies can be found in the Local Plan 2013 - 2033 document