Validation checking service

For the submission of planning applications.

The planning and regeneration service provides an optional validation checking service subject to a fee (see guidance note below for charges). We currently receive a high volume of planning applications that do not meet the local and national validation requirements and our intention is to reduce this amount and help speed up the process for our customers.

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Details of the service, together with the associated fees, can be found in the validation checking service guidance notes.

Please complete the validation checking service form and make contact with the planning team below in order to book your appointment.

The service is available by appointment only. Appointments can be arranged by contacting your local planning office.

If you are a planning agent, an accredited agents scheme is available for householder development applications.

Please note:

Any advice given by council officers for enquiries on the validation of planning applications does not indicate a formal decision by the council as local planning authority. Any views or opinions expressed are given in good faith, and to the best of ability, without prejudice to the formal consideration of any planning application following statutory public consultation, the issues raised and evaluation of all available information.

You should therefore be aware that officers cannot give guarantees about the final formal decision that will be made on your planning or related applications.