Local Validation List

What is a Local Validation List (LVL)?

This a checklist for applicants to ensure they submit the necessary information, depending on application type, to make an application valid. The list sets out exactly which plans and supporting information is required for each application type.  This will speed up the planning application determination process and give applicants more certainty about the costs and type of information required when making their planning applications.

The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 sets out a number of mandatory national requirements for planning applications, including application forms, fees, ownership certificates and location/site layout plans.

Paragraph 193 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires local planning authorities to publish a list of additional information requirements for applications, which should be proportionate to the nature and scale of development proposals and reviewed on a frequent basis. Local planning authorities should only request supporting information that is relevant, necessary and material to the application in question.  This is what has been set out in the accompanying LVL.

What are we seeking your views on?

Breckland Council are seeking your views on their draft Local Validation List (LVL)

View Local Validation Checklist (PDF) [555KB] (opens new window)

Responses to the consultation must be submitted to the Council by email to Planning@breckland.gov.uk (please title your email 'Local Validation List consultation response'), or you can write to the Council at Planning, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1EE.

Site developers, consultants and planning agents - We would appreciate your comments on the technical content, ease of use and presentation and comments on the full set of validation checklists.

Residents - What are your thoughts on the information required for householder planning applications, for example residential extensions or conversions.  We would appreciate your views on how easy this validation checklist is to use.  You also may be interested in looking at the other application types requirements to understand what information applicants may need to provide for larger scale developments in your community.

The consultation period ended on the 15th of March 2024.  We are currently reviewing all comments received prior to the consideration of the final document at Planning Committee (on a date to be confirmed).

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Last updated: 18/03/2024 14:32:19