What to submit with your planning application

Validation requirements

Each planning application requires a set of supporting documents. When we receive your application, it will go through a validation process to check that all the required information has been provided.

To prevent delays in processing your application, you must ensure that your application includes all the necessary information.

Invalid applications

If any information’s missing, your application will be ‘invalid’. This will delay the application process, meaning that it will take longer for you to receive a decision.

If your application is found to be invalid, we will write to you or your agent to explain why and list the further information required before we can assess it.

Validation checklists

Our validation checklists set out the required information for each type of planning application. These are made up of national and local information requirements, and vary for each application.

To find out what you need to include, please check the validation checklist relevant to your application type: 

More guidance on the national information requirements can be found on GOV.UK

Next steps

The following may also apply to your proposal: