- Plans — good surveys and scale drawings
- Design and access statement — an outline of the business, plus the size, construction and how the development will be accessed
- Designation — is the build in greenbelt land, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or a national park?
- Listed buildings — If your property is Listed building consent may be required in addition to planning permission
- Pasture management — you may also need to submit plans covering this
- Residential amenity — you have to address the impact on neighbours
- Structural issues — are the buildings structurally sound?
- Access — you may need a report on the impact on traffic
- Biodiversity — will the build affect protected species?
Muck — this cannot be allowed to pollute water sources
For the full feature on understanding planning rules, see the current issue of Horse & Hound (18 August, 2011)