Checklist and validation of planning applications

When we register an application we have to check we have the correct and adequate information to understand your proposal and make a fair decision. This is called validation.

Use the checklists and validation documents below if you're:

  • applying for planning permission
  • commenting on someone else's application
  • professionally consulting on applications
  • professionally helping others' applications.

The documents contain national and local requirements.

County council development validation documents

County council development application guidance (PDF, 243.6 KB)

Validation advice and checklist for county council developments (PDF, 243.6 KB)

Local information requirements checklist for county council developments (PDF, 211.3 KB)

Waste developments validation documents

Validation advice and checklist for waste developments (PDF, 257.0 KB)

Local information requirements checklist for waste developments (PDF, 117.8 KB)

Read the waste development documents for the range of information we’d expect to see for mineral development applications.

Mineral development validation

There are no validation documents for mineral developments.

Use the waste documents as an example of the level of detail and range of information we would expect to see for mineral  applications.