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Validation checklist

From 1 September the validation requirements will change to take into account the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) 

Validation is the checking that an application has been submitted with the required information to allow processing to start. These validation requirements do not apply to householder applications.

Please download the Local Validation Checklist.  This will explain how to find out what information you must submit with your application.  Failing to submit the Local Validation Checklist and the Biodiversity Checklist will make your application invalid and we will not check or process it any further.

Associated documents. 

 What will we check at Validation Stage 

  • The Local Validation Checklist has been completed and information the applicant says is there is included
  • The Biodiversity Checklist has been completed
  • The drawings are in accordance with the validation requirements (and make sense etc) but only if the checklists have been submitted

 What we will not check at Validation Stage 

  • We will not check that the completion of the Validation Checklist is correct, only that it has been completed
  • We will not check that the completion of the Biodiversity Checklist is correct, only that it has been completed
  • We will not check the quality of any information submitted
  • We will do no more validation if either of the two checklists are absent or not completed

Applicants have a far greater knowledge of their sites than the Council does.  It is therefore necessary, through the completion of the checklists for applicants to 'self-certify' that their applications have been submitted with the required information.  It is not possible for validation staff to second guess whether the answers on the checklists are correct.

Submission of all the information requirements does not necessarily mean that we will not require further information at a later stage.  It is for applicant’s to determine whether information is required according to the Local Validation Requirements.  If it is later found, after validation, that required information has not been submitted the application is likely to be invalid and processing would have to start afresh.

aThe Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

On 1 September 2104 the validation requirements will change to take account of the collection of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

CIL is a charge on some forms of new development collected to deliver infrastructure improvements in areas such as transport, education, health and leisure, as development comes forward. The levy is charged on a £'s per square metre (sqm) basis that will be applied to all planning permissions granted on or after 1 December 2014. The rates that will be applied to qualifying development in Tandridge is set out below.  Further information on this can be found in the Council’s CIL Implementation page.

Land Use

CIL Charge (£/m2)

All residential development[1]

£120

Convenience retail, including convenience based supermarkets and superstores[2]

£100

Comparison retail

Nil

Offices

Nil

All other uses

Nil

[1] Excluding Sheltered / Retirement Housing and Extra Care accommodation which are defined as grouped units, usually flats, specially designed or designated for older people encompassing communal non-saleable facilities over 25% Gross floorspace. 

[2] Superstores/supermarkets are shopping destinations in their own right where weekly food shopping needs are met and which can also include non-food floorspace as part of the overall mix of the unit.

One of the key principles of CIL is to provide upfront certainty for applicants and Council officers alike. To facilitate this, and calculate the amount of CIL due, the Council requires a number of important forms upfront. To determine if your application is liable to pay the levy in the first place, applicants must submit an ‘Additional Information’ form, which should be accompanied by both existing and proposed floor plans and an ‘Assumption of Liability’ form. If you wish to claim relief on the amount of CIL payable on charitable or affordable housing grounds, you must submit a ‘Claiming Exemption or Relief’ form. Where an application includes a claim for affordable housing relief, it must include a site map indicating the intended location of the affordable units in the chargeable development. All of the required CIL forms are available to download on the Council’s CIL Implementation page.

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