Planning Application Checklists

Emerging Local Validation Checklist

A review of the Council's validation checklists has taken place in order to take account of recent changes in Government legislation that have affected the national requirements, particularly the changes to the circumstances in which Design and Access Statements can be required.

It has also been updated with references to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

The draft document has been approved for the purposes of public consultation, and in the intervening period until a Local Validation Checklist is adopted by the Council, to inform decisions regarding the validation of planning applications.