Consultation on planning application checklist

The first step for every planning application that is made to the council is for it to go through a validation process.

Northumberland County Council is carrying out consultation on its validation checklist - which is being updated to reflect new national and local planning policies and current good practice.

You can have your say on a draft of the proposed new checklist from now until 25 January 2017 by following this link.

Validation is the process carried out by local planning authorities on applications before they start the formal process of determining whether to grant or refuse permission.  

The process allows the council to check that the correct documents and fee, where applicable, have been submitted.  It is an important stage, because ensuring that the right information is submitted with an application helps to support timely decision making on planning applications.

A revised validation checklist has been drafted and the council is inviting comments.  The revised list includes details of the national requirements that are applicable as well as local information requirements.   

The consultation began on 14 December 2016 and responses must be received no later than 4pm on 25 January 2017.

The draft checklist document can be viewed online on this link:
Comments should be made using the online form which can also be found on the webpage.
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