We are consulting on a draft revised Local Validation List which is incorporated in our planning validation guides
What is the local validation list?
The local validation list sets out the information that we require to be able to register, assess and determine planning applications. The amount of information required will vary depending on the type, scale and location of the proposed development including any site specific constraints. Not all the local information requirements will apply to every planning application. We will only ask for what is required to determine the planning application.
Why we are consulting
National planning guidance requires that our list of local validation requirements, contained within our validation guides are reviewed every two years to ensure that it is reasonable and up-to-date. The guides have been reviewed and revised and are available below to view. The guidance advises that a period of public consultation should take place. A link to this webpage will also be sent to statutory consultees, agents who are signed up to our newsletters, parish and town councils and district councillors.
What are the changes?
Amendments are made to the guides as and when legislative and other requirements change. The main changes that have taken effect since the last full review are:
- Changes to the plans section –to ensure that the plans we receive meet all our criteria, e.g. numbered, scale bars, red line outline for site plans, A3 where possible, good resolution when zoomed in, clear for public to view on small screens, all necessary plans submitted etc.
- New Affordable Housing Statement section
- New Carbon Reduction Plan section
- New Community Infrastructure Levy section requiring submission of additional information form for residential and out of town retail – highlighting issue to applicants early on.
- Changes to Statement of Community Involvement section following adoption in June 2019
- New Waste Audit Statement/Waste Management Plan section
How can I comment
The 4 week consultation starts Monday 5 October and will run until noon on Monday 2 November 2020 and we would be pleased to receive any comments that you may have on the proposed changes.
Comments should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org