Supporting information/photos - Planning validation requirements

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You need to submit supporting evidence and photos to help explain and support your proposal. 


The statement you submit should include an executive summary and be clear, easy to read and jargon free. 

You must label any photographs with an explanation of what they show. 

You can get help and advice from our Duty Planner on evidence and other types of planning applications. 

You can get detailed feedback on your proposal by using our pre-application advice service

Personal and confidential statement 

We may publish any information you submit as part of your application. You must tell us if there is any information you do not want us to publish when you submit your application.  

If however, we believe that this information is in the public interest, we reserve the right to publish it.  

We may also decide parts of your submission are not in the public interest and may redact this information. This information may include telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures. 

When you need to submit this information

Depending on the details of your application, you may have to submit supporting evidence and photos when you are making an application for: 

If your application is for one of these types of planning permission, you need to submit supporting evidence and photos. 

Validation requirements

Required by 

  • National requirement. You can find details of this requirement the National Planning Policy Framework 
  • Local requirement. You can find details of this requirement in: 
  • Local plan policy - LPP1
  • Local plan policy - LPP52
  • Local plan policy - SP7

These policies can be found in the Local Plan 2013 - 2033 document