Validation Requirements for Planning Applications
Note to applicant:
As part of the Dartford Borough Council validation requirements, all planning applications for developments creating new dwellings should include the submission of a Statement setting out the residential standards proposed as part of the development, as required under Policy DP8 of the adopted Development Policies Plan with respect to the Nationally Described Space Standards(NDSS) and the accessible and adaptable accommodation requirements.
The Council requires this information to accurately assess the planning application and where planning permission is granted to ensure that conditions on the planning permission relate to the correct dwelling.
Full details of how to assess units with regard to the Nationally Described Space Standards can be found on the GOV.UK website.
Full details of Building Regulations Part M4(2) and Part M4(3) requirements can be found on the GOV.UK website.