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Planning Application Validation

We want to help you submit applications with all the information we need to assess them. If an application is not submitted with the required information it will not be valid and we will not be able to process it.

Before submitting an application you should make sure that the accompanying information is sufficient for the purposes of validation. To assist us with the validation and decision-making process we request that an application is accompanied by a schedule or list of submitted documents. 

The Icon for pdf Local Validation Checklist [1.01MB]  has been produced to inform applicants/agents of the type of documents and level of information required to validate a planning application or other similar consents. There are National Requirements and Sedgemoor District Council (SDC) has local requirements. SDC's local validation checklist reflects both the National Guidance on the validation of applications and the local requirements to meet adopted Core Strategy policies. To avoid confusion, this document will merge local and National requirements to enable use of this document as your one-stop shop, with the aim that your application can be registered as valid for determination by the Council first time round.

This Checklist is intended to provide applicants/agents with clear advice as to the planning information that is considered necessary to allow Case Officers and Statutory and Non-Statutory consultees to properly consider proposals being put forward and to ensure a streamlined submission process.

If you consider a required item is not applicable to your particular application then please contact us using the detail below for further advice.

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