Infrastructure/utilities assessment - Planning validation requirements

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An infrastructure and utilities assessment provides details of the existing infrastructure and utilities at your proposed development site. 

You must submit an agricultural statement for any application that is a major development. 


The statement you submit should include an executive summary and be clear, easy to read and jargon free. 

Your infrastructure and utilities assessment must incude details of 

  • the existing infrastructure such as health, libraries, waste, education 
  • the utilities on site such as electricity, foul drainage capacity and broadband  

You can get help and advice from our Duty Planner on an infrastructure and utilities assessment 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 the National Planning Policy Framework 
  • Local requirement. You can find details of this requirement in:
  • Local plan policy - LPP1
  • Local plan policy - LPP52
  • Local plan policy - LPP46
  • Local plan policy - SP7
  • Local plan policy - LPP50
  • Local plan policy - LPP78

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