Advice for developers and householders

Information and advice to help commercial developers and householders apply for planning permission.

We have a number of web pages and documents to support you through your planning application.

Pre-application advice

We encourage all applicants to discuss their planning proposals with us before they make a formal application.

For more details on what advice we can give and what you'll need to do before submitting your development proposals, please see our Pre-application advice page.

Supporting information for your planning application

When you submit your planning application, you may also have to provide supporting information. This will depend on the type of application. For more details, see our Supporting information for your planning application page.

Biodiversity checklist for planning applications

This biodiversity checklist, produced by councils in Hampshire, helps you work out if your application may have an impact on the natural environment.

In particular, it helps you identify what surveys you may need to carry out to make sure your development will not affect any protected species.

You can submit the checklist as supporting evidence with your application.

Car and cycle parking standards

As part of the Rushmoor Plan, we have produced a supplementary planning document (SPD) setting out the parking standards for cars and cycles for development in Aldershot and Farnborough.

Rubbish and recycling bins at new or converted properties

If you are a developer of new or converted properties, you will need to buy rubbish and recycling bins for the development, as we do not provide them free-of-charge. You can find out more on our Rubbish and recycling bins at new or converted properties page.

Financial contributions

In most cases, we will seek financial contributions to mitigate some of the consequences of your development through a section 106 legal agreement or a unilateral undertaking. The most common contributions we seek relate to:

Designing out crime - designing in community safety

For guidance on how you can reduce crime and disorder when you are designing new developments, see our pdf icon Designing out crime - designing in community safety [2Mb] document.

Statement of community involvement

We strongly encourage developers to carry out consultation with the local community for major or controversial development proposals before applying for planning permission. The type of development to which this applies is set out in our pdf icon Statement of Community Involvement [411kb]. For more details, see also our How we consult on the Rushmoor Plan page.

Good homes charter

Our pdf icon Good homes charter - June 2015 [1Mb] document sets out what we expect from developers of mixed tenure homes in Rushmoor through good practice and our planning requirements.  We encourage all developers to sign up. For more information, please contact our Planning team using the contact details on this page.

Site visits by the Development Management Committee

Sometimes, our Development Management Committee want to visit the site of a proposed development before deciding on a planning application. Our page, Site visits by the Development Management Committee gives more information on what happens during a visit.

 
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