Validation Checklist For Planning Applications 2021

Since 2008 Local Planning Authorities are required to publish information checklists they use to ‘validate’ the planning applications they receive.

A validation list has 2 components:

  1. The national requirements, such as the application form, fee and certificates
  2. Specific local requirements are known as the ‘Local List’

The government now requires Local Planning Authorities to review the ‘Local List’ every two years. There continues to be a significant number of changes to planning legislation, policy and guidance, which make the existing checklist out of date. We believe it is now the right time to adopt up to date local validation requirements.

The consultation on the draft checklist was open from Monday 28 June 2021 to Monday 9 August 2021. We are currently reviewing the comments. 

View the draft Validation Checklist.