Updating our Planning Applications Validation List

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Background

The council has produced a new Planning Applications Validation List, which is a list of the documents needed when you submit a planning application.

We’ve listened to feedback from our last validation list consultation in November 2021, responded to changes in national guidance and legislation and produced a new version.

This is intended to take effect for all planning applications submitted from 01 April 2024.

Before the new Validation List takes effect, we are publishing the draft Validation List and providing a further opportunity to have your say.

The Validation List

When a planning application is submitted to the council, the first thing that we do is check whether the information needed to assess your application has been included. We call this process ‘validation’. If the application is missing any of the information that we need, the application will be delayed until it is received.

The council has published a Validation List which explains which drawings and supporting information should be submitted as part of a planning application to enable a decision to be made. The Local Validation List is a guidance note produced to:

  • explain the national validation requirements required for all planning applications
  • explain the Council’s additional local information requirements
  • ensure that planning applications are supported by the information needed for assessment
  • make sure that interested parties have enough information to understand and comment on development proposals

The information listed is the minimum required to be submitted with planning applications, and in some cases, additional information will be requested after the application is submitted to demonstrate whether a proposal complies with the development plan.

There are rules as to what the council can ask for at validation stage. These must be reasonable having regard, in particular, to the nature and scale of the proposed development. The council cannot use the Validation List to introduce new policy requirements, and should not prevent applications from being registered, validated, and determined. When producing this list, the council listened to feedback from residents and applicants. The draft Validation List is intended to require enough information to allow assessment of planning applications, without making it too difficult for applicants to submit valid applications.

Have your say:

The council has published the draft Validation List online - see link on the righthand side of this page.

If you would like to comment, please provide your comments to development.management@croydon.gov.uk by 3 March 2024.


Background

The council has produced a new Planning Applications Validation List, which is a list of the documents needed when you submit a planning application.

We’ve listened to feedback from our last validation list consultation in November 2021, responded to changes in national guidance and legislation and produced a new version.

This is intended to take effect for all planning applications submitted from 01 April 2024.

Before the new Validation List takes effect, we are publishing the draft Validation List and providing a further opportunity to have your say.

The Validation List

When a planning application is submitted to the council, the first thing that we do is check whether the information needed to assess your application has been included. We call this process ‘validation’. If the application is missing any of the information that we need, the application will be delayed until it is received.

The council has published a Validation List which explains which drawings and supporting information should be submitted as part of a planning application to enable a decision to be made. The Local Validation List is a guidance note produced to:

  • explain the national validation requirements required for all planning applications
  • explain the Council’s additional local information requirements
  • ensure that planning applications are supported by the information needed for assessment
  • make sure that interested parties have enough information to understand and comment on development proposals

The information listed is the minimum required to be submitted with planning applications, and in some cases, additional information will be requested after the application is submitted to demonstrate whether a proposal complies with the development plan.

There are rules as to what the council can ask for at validation stage. These must be reasonable having regard, in particular, to the nature and scale of the proposed development. The council cannot use the Validation List to introduce new policy requirements, and should not prevent applications from being registered, validated, and determined. When producing this list, the council listened to feedback from residents and applicants. The draft Validation List is intended to require enough information to allow assessment of planning applications, without making it too difficult for applicants to submit valid applications.

Have your say:

The council has published the draft Validation List online - see link on the righthand side of this page.

If you would like to comment, please provide your comments to development.management@croydon.gov.uk by 3 March 2024.

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