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Planning validation checklist

Planning validation checklist

You can use our planning validation checklist to find out:

  • what application form and supporting documents you need to submit for the work you are planning to carry out
  • the details of each supporting document and when you need to submit them

How to use the checklist


You can look through our full list of application types and find the documents needed for your project.

See a full list of all application types

You can look through our list of planning documents to see if they apply to your planning type.

See a full list of planning documents

Help and support

You can get help and advice from our Duty Planner on general planning applications and our Local Validation List. 

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

Planning validation

Our planning validation checklist list combines the National Validation List and our approved Local Validation List. 

The National Validation List applies to all planning applications in England, and the Local Validation List only applies to applications you submit to us. We updated our Local Validation List in February 2020.

You can ask us for a copy of our approved Local Validation list.

Request a copy

We will email a copy of the Local Validation list within three working days of getting your request. If you ask us to post it, we will send it within seven working days.