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Notification of Change of Use (Part 3 Class S)

Notification for Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a State Funded School or Registered Nursery (Part 3 Class S)

The form sets out the legislative requirements for an application. However, you should be aware that the Council can request further information to allow it to assess the impact of the proposed development on the above topics.

To avoid this and consequent delays in determining the matter, it is recommended that the following information is also submitted:

  • A location plan should be at an identified standard metric scale typically 1:1250. Plans should identify sufficient roads (normally two) and/or buildings on land adjoining the application site to ensure that the exact location of the application site is clear. It must also show the direction of North. The application site should be edged clearly with a red line. A blue line should be drawn around any other land owned by the applicant, close to or adjoining the application site.
  • A site plan should be drawn at an identified standard metric scale, typically 1:200. It should accurately show the direction of North and the proposed development in relation to the site boundaries and other existing buildings on the site, with written dimensions including those to the boundaries.
  • Floor plans and elevations should be drawn at an identified standard metric scale, typically 1:50. The drawings should explain the proposal in detail and clearly show the proposed works in relation to what is already there. All sides of the proposal should be shown and these should indicate, where possible, the proposed building materials and the style, materials and finish of windows and doors. Blank elevations should also be included; if only to show that this is the case.

  • A Transport Statement setting out the transport implications of the development. For small schemes, the transport assessment should simply outline the transport aspects of the application. For major proposals (i.e. for a change of use to 10 or more dwellings), the assessment should illustrate accessibility to the site by all modes and the likely split of types of journey to and from the site. It should also give details of proposed measures to improve access by public transport, walking and cycling, to reduce the need for parking associated with the proposal and to mitigate transport impacts.
  • A Contamination Statement setting out details of the previous use(s) of the site, along with details of any surveys that have been taken, along with any remediation measures proposed.
  • A Noise Statement prepared by a suitably qualified acoustician should be submitted setting out the impact of noise on the development and of noise from the development on adjoining uses.
  • A Flood Risk Assessment should identify and assess the risks of all forms of flooding to and from the development and demonstrate how these flood risks will be managed taking climate change into account.
  • A Statement confirming that location or siting of building does not make it impractical or undesireable for intended use.
Updated: 8 Sep 2015
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