What happens after a planning application is received

Validating an application

Since 2008, local planning authorities have been required to publish an up to date list of information they require to 'validate' the planning applications they receive. This allows us to decide whether we have the correct and adequate information to enable us to make a decision.

The validation requirements are split into two components; the statutory national information requirements which include the planning application form, the correct fee, ownership certificates, the Design and Access Statement and relevant plans. The second part is the local information requirements, known as the 'Local List'.

At the Planning and Licensing Committee in February 2016, Members approved the Council’s updated validation document to reflect current national planning policies and legislation. This document will be used to validate all future incoming planning applications. The current list will be reviewed in 2018.

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