Our validation document was adopted by Strategic Planning Committee on the 7th October 2022.

All plans must include a scale bar at the appropriate scale in accordance with our Local Requirements

 The validation document details the information required to be submitted with applications before the Local Planning Authority can start formally considering the proposal.

Applications are open to public inspection. Therefore, it is important that plans clearly show the proposed works, so they can be easily understood. Consideration of applications is likely to be delayed if requests for clarification have to be made.

It is also helpful to include in a covering letter or statement, which includes details of the background of the site, the submitted proposal, and key considerations.

For more detailed information on the above requirements, please see the Government's publication on the validation of planning applications.