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AA - Appropriate Assessment (under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017)

Affidavit - A sworn statement of fact taken under oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law

BRE365 - Soakaway Test Procedure

Building Regulations - Building Regulations or Standards define how a new building or alteration is to be built. They ensure that building are structurally safe, protected from risk of fire, energy efficient and have adequate ventilation for their purpose. An application for Building Regulations approval is not advertised, and only the person applying and the Local Authority are involved.

CDA - Critical Drainage Area

CDP - Critical Drainage Problem - areas of high potential for storm water quantity or quality

DCC - Devon County Council

DEFRA - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DMPO - The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2018

EA - The Environment Agency

EcIA - Ecological Impact Assessment

EIA - Environmental Impact Assessment

GDPO - General Development Permitted Order

Ha - Hectare

HRA - Habitats Regulations Assessment (under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017)

ICNIRP - International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection

JLP - Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan

LDC - Lawful Development Certificate - a procedure by which existing or proposed uses and other forms of development can be certified as lawful for planning purposes. An application has to be made to the local planning authority and there is a right of appeal against their decision. 191 and 192 refers to the two types of lawful development certificate. A local planning authority can grant a certificate confirming that:

a) an existing use of land, or some operational development, or some activity being carried out in breach of a planning condition, is lawful for planning purposes under section 191 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; or

b) a proposed use of buildings or other land, or some operations proposed to be carried out in, on, over or under land, would be lawful for planning purposes under section 192 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

LEMP - Landscape and Ecological Management Plan

LPA-  Local Planning Authority

LVIA - Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment

MHCLG (Formerly DCLG) - The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government's (formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government)

NDSS - Nationally Described Space Standards

NE - Natural England

NPPF - National Planning Policy Framework

PD - Permitted development i.e. works which do constitute 'development' but which can be done without the need to apply for planning permission

PEA - Preliminary Ecological Appraisal

PINS - Planning Inspectorate - is an executive agency of the MCHLG of the United Kingdom Government. It is responsible for determining final outcomes of town planning and enforcement appeals and public examination of local development plans.

PIP - Permission in Principle. Followed by TDC -Technical Details Consent

Planning obligations - Also known as s106 agreements/Unilateral Undertakings of the 1990 Town & Country Planning Act are private agreements made between local authorities and developers. They can be attached to a planning permission to make acceptable development which would otherwise be unacceptable in planning terms. The land itself, rather than the person or organisation that develops the land, is bound by a Section 106 Agreement. As a result, this is something any future owners will need to take into account.

SHDC - South Hams District Council

SPD - Supplementary Planning Document (adopted planning guidance accompanying the JLP)

SWW - South West Water

WDBC - West Devon Borough Council

WHS - World Heritage Site - a natural or man-made site, area, or structure recognized as being of outstanding international importance and therefore as deserving special protection. Sites are nominated to and designated by the World Heritage Convention (an organisation of UNESCO).

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