Just a quick reminder that the reduced Design & Access requirements highlighted in this previous blog post come into force today, as does the option to dispute any validation requirements made by the LPA, as set out in the 2013 DMPO Amendment Regulations.

Information required pre-validation should be both  reasonable having regard to the nature and scale of the proposed development and about "a matter which it is reasonable to think will be a material consideration in the determination of the application". If an applicant contends that information requested does not meet these tests, but the LPA fails to waive the requirement, the appellant will benefit from a right of appeal against a non-determination, notwithstanding the failure of the LPA to validate the application.

To reduce some red-tape from the LPA's point of view, the same Amendment Regulations remove the need to cite the "full reasons for each condition imposed" on a decision notice.