Our adopted  validation document is currently being reviewed. Consequently, we would welcome any comments you may have regarding the document. Please send these to, before the end of June 2019.  

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.