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Validation guides

We will soon be consulting on our revised validation guide and until it is adopted we can only validate to national requirements.  However, we recommend that the remaining local validation requirements are still submitted as failure to do so, whilst it will not delay validation, may delay determination and cause your application not to receive favourable consideration due to lack of information.

Here you will find information on what needs to be submitted with your planning application to make it valid.   

Validation Guide

Simplified Validation Guide for Householder Applications

You should apply online via the Planning Portal and the relevant planning fee must be paid before your application is sent to us.

It is your responsibility to ensure that all relevant documentation has been provided.  If your application is considered to be invalid we will write to you and tell you what information/documentation is required to make your application valid and ask you to submit it within the next 21 days.  If we do not receive the information within this timeframe we will close our file and take no further action on the application.  If you wish to continue after this stage you will need to start again and resubmit a new application with all the correct documentation/information 

Please note this includes biodiversity reports that can only be undertaken at certain times of the year such as emergence surveys.  We will not hold onto invalid applications awaiting reports.

If we close our file your application fee will be returned after deduction of a 10% (min £60 Max £500) admin fee.

The above guides were reviewed, consulted on and adopted by council on 1 December 2020.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 29 January 2024