Local validation requirements
We require the submission of certain documents for planning applications to be valid. The Government has a list of national requirements and we have adopted local level requirements.
Local Validation requirements (PDF 306 KB)
We will not be validating planning applications without the Community Infrastructure Levy additional information forms. Further information can be found on our CIL page.
Development Control Committee
Not all planning applications are reported to our Development Control Committee. If the application is not contentious and falls within our Scheme of Delegation, it will be decided by the Development Control Manager.
In other cases, the application will be reported to the Development Control Committee (made up of local Councillors), which sits on a three-week cycle. The committee will then decide on the application. Agents, applicants and interested members of the public can register to speak at the Development Control Committee about any application they have an interest in.