Local Validation Checklist

Local Validation Checklist

On 11th July 2024 the Council adopted a brand new Local Validation Checklist. The Planning Team will use this to make sure that new planning applications, before they are made valid, have all the necessary and appropriate supporting information. This is so that all applications have the necessary information to enable the Planning Team to assess and evaluate applications thoroughly and efficiently.

While some requirements are mandated nationally, local authorities can also have their own list of necessary information to ensure effective and efficient decision-making, so the Council has created a planning validation checklist in line with paragraph 44 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Planning Practice Guidance. The full Local Validation Checklist including the Validation Matrix (on page 82) can be found in the Downloads section of the Council website.

Although the Checklist is now adopted, we will not be asking all new applications to comply with it until 1st September 2024. On that date all new submissions will need to comply with the requirements of the Checklist.