Review of Local List for Planning Applications

What is the Local List for a Planning Application?

Planning applications are submitted on a standard application form and applicants are required to submit information for the validation / assessment of their planning applications. Some of this information is a national requirement for all applications. However, Councils are also able to request more information for applications, and these local requirements are known as the “local list‟. The information requirement will vary depending on the nature and scale of the development proposals.

Why is this Review being undertaken?

The Local List for Gloucester has been reviewed as follows:

  1. To take account of the adoption of the Joint Core Strategy which has implications for the information requirements for some planning applications;
  2. To take account of Government policy in the National Planning Policy Framework and Planning Practice Guidance;
  3. The addition of policy drivers for each information requirement to enable applications to consider whether the particular information requirement is reasonable for their proposal; and
  4. The addition of links to relevant guidance that may be helpful for applicants.

Additional Guidance Documents

The following guidance documents have been prepared to assist applicants in identifying the information likely to be required

  • Viability assessments
  • Historic environment assessments

What is the period of consultation?

The City Council is inviting comments between 23 March 2018 and 16 April 2018. Any comments received will be considered in the preparation of the final local list and guidance documents before they are published on the Council’s website.

How to make a comment or observation

Comments can be submitted via our dedicated online response system - link below.

Further support

If you have any questions please email or telephone 01452 396396.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    23 Mar 2018 at 09:00
  • Closed
    16 Apr 2018 at 23:59