Local Planning application requirements
A planning statement identifies the context and need for a proposed development and includes an assessment of how the proposed development accords with relevant national, regional and local planning policies. It may also include details of consultations with the local planning authority and wider community/statutory consultees undertaken prior to submission.
Alternatively, a separate statement on community involvement may also be appropriate.
A supporting planning statement will be required for all major development, major change of use applications or listed building applications.