A Local Validation list is a compendium of the supporting documents which are required to be submitted when making a planning application.

Local Validation List 2017 to 2019

A Local Validation list is a compendium of the supporting documents which are required to be submitted when making a planning application. The list sets out the information that will be required and in what circumstance that information is required.

Para 193 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires Local planning authorities to publish a list of information requirements for applications, which should be proportionate to the nature and scale of development proposals and reviewed on a frequent basis. Local planning authorities should only request supporting information that is relevant, necessary and material to the application in question

This local list is designed to provide clarity for applicants and agents about the need for submission of required documents up-front, having regard to the size, scale and complexity of the application. This will help ensure agents and applicants know exactly what is required of them in support of their proposal to validate a planning application and enable determination as quickly as possible within the statutory time limit.

Following a period of public consultation between 03 April 2017 and 29 May 2017 this approved list of Local Validation requirements takes effect from 17 July 2017 in accordance with the transitional arrangements agreed by Development Committee on 15 June 2017 as follows:

For those applications submitted to the Council (i.e. registered with the Council before 17 July 2017), the existing validation requirements would apply.

For those applications registered with the Council before 17 July 2017 but considered to be invalid, the existing validation requirements will only apply till 18 August 2017 after which time any remaining invalid applications will be returned and the new validation requirements will thereafter apply. Applicants and agents will therefore need to act quickly to validate proposals if they wish the old local validation requirements to apply.

Local Validation Requirements