Premium Validation checking service

For the submission of planning applications

The Development Management team provides an optional Premium Validation Checking Service. This is a bespoke service which provides a route to give an applicant/agent feedback on whether a planning application will be accepted as valid. It will therefore reduce the time taken to get an application to a planning officer for assessment.

Details of the service, together with the associated fees, can be found in the validation checking service guidance notes found in the downloads tab but as a snapshot the fees for the three main categories of application are as follows:

Premium Validation Check Service categories and costs
Category Charges
Category A: Major Developments

Fixed charge of £75.00 including VAT (£62.50 + VAT)

This will include one validation check of the application plus one re-check at the planning office.

Category B: Minor Developments

Fixed charge of £35.00 including VAT (£29.17 + VAT)

This will include one validation check of the application plus one re-check at the planning office.

Category C: Other and Householder Developments

Fixed charge of £20.00 including VAT (£16.67 + VAT)

This will include one validation check of the application plus one re-check at the planning office.

Category D

Exemptions

Any advice given by council officers for enquiries on the validation of planning applications does not indicate a formal decision by the council as local planning authority. Any views or opinions expressed are given in good faith, and to the best of ability, without prejudice to the formal consideration of any planning application following statutory public consultation, the issues raised and evaluation of all available information. The service is available by appointment which can be arranged by contacting the department on 01529 414155, or by posting your application to us with required validation checking fee.

You should therefore be aware that officers cannot give guarantees about the final formal decision that will be made on your planning or related applications.