We adopted revised local area requirements in July 2018 and are currently in the process of updating this guidance page.

Please check the list of Local Area Requirements July 2018 for the most up to date information before submitting your application.

Where your proposed development involves regenerating an existing area of land, a regeneration statement will need to accompany your planning application.

The information below provides further details about when a regeneration statement is required, what information this document should include, how to submit it to us and where further information can be found.

When is a regeneration statement required?

A regeneration statement should accompany applications for developments that involve regenerating an existing area of land.

What information should be included in a regeneration statement?

A regeneration statement should include the following information:

  • details of the relative floor space totals for each proposed use (where known)
  • details of any new jobs that might be created or supported by the proposed development
  • details of any intended community benefits that the proposed development will bring
  • references to any regeneration strategies that might lie behind or support the proposed development

How do I submit a regeneration statement?

If you apply for planning permission online using the Planning Portal, you will be given the opportunity to upload your regeneration statement after you have completed the relevant application forms. Before uploading any files, please read our guidance notes for submitting electronic files with planning applications.

Guidance notes for submitting electronic files with planning applications (PDF).

If you choose to submit a paper-based application instead, you will need to provide four copies of your regeneration statement along with four copies of the relevant application forms.

Where can I find out further information?

For further information on preparing and submitting a regeneration statement, please see the following links below: