Rossendale Borough Council

Consultation on a draft Local Validation Checklist

From: 26/09/2016. To: 26/09/2016.


Rossendale Borough Council is now consulting on a draft Local Validation Checklist, which contains the documents requested at national and local level that need to be submitted with an application in this Borough in order for it to be validated. The submission of the right information is a significant factor in making timely and good quality decisions on planning applications within the statutory periods. In line with national guidance, local planning authorities should publish a Local Validation Checklist (‘local list’) of their information requirements for applications.   

It is intended that this updated version will amalgamate the Council’s existing ‘Validation of Planning and Other Applications’ document (2011) and the ‘Wind Energy Applications Supplementary Validation Policy’ (2012) into one consolidated document.

The aim of the Checklist is to set out clearly for anyone submitting an application what is required by the Council to determine an application, which increases the certainty for consultants, developers, neighbours and community groups. The Checklist has been produced in line with national guidance and informed by policy, and therefore items and requirements on the local list are only requested where they are proportionate to the nature, scale and location of the proposed development, and on matters that are relevant, necessary and material to the application.   

We are keen to hear your views on the draft Local Validation Checklist and invite you to read the draft document and send comments to by 7th November 2016.