We check all the information needed for a planning application has been submitted to allow processing to start. These requirements do not apply to householder applications.
Please download our checklist (local validation requirements), which will explain how to find out what information you should submit with your application.
You will also need to look at the following documents:
What we check
- The checklist (local validation requirements) has been completed and information the applicant says is there is included
- The Biodiversity Checklist has been completed
- The drawings are in accordance with the validation requirements.
If you don’t submit the checklists, your application may be invalid and not processed any further. If that is the case, we will write to you and explain the reasons we consider your application is invalid and what is required to make it valid.
What we will not check
- We will not check that the completion of the Validation Checklist is correct, only that it has been completed. The allocated Planning Officer will contact you if they consider additional information is required.
- We will not check that the completion of the Biodiversity Checklist is correct, only that it has been completed. The allocated Planning Officer will contact you if they consider additional information is required.
- We will not check the quality of any information submitted. The allocated Planning Officer will contact you if they consider additional information is required.
Submission of all the information does not necessarily mean we will not require further information at a later stage. It is for applicant to decide whether information is required according to the Local Validation Requirements. If we find information has not been submitted the application is likely to be invalid and processing would have to start again.
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
Community Infrastructure Levy CIL is a charge on some forms of new development collected to deliver infrastructure improvements in areas such as transport, education, health and leisure, as development comes forward.
The levy is charged on a £s per square metre (sqm) basis which will be applied to all planning permissions granted on or after 1 December 2014. The rates that will be applied to qualifying development in this district is set out below.
||CIL Charge (£/m2)
|All residential development
|Convenience retail, including convenience based supermarkets and superstores
|All other uses