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As part of improvements to our network we will be updating our internet connection from Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 October 2019.

While we don’t anticipate any downtime you may notice a short interruption of our online services during 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

We thank you for your patience while this work is completed.

Local Validation Checklist

Consultation on the Draft Statement of Community Involvement and Draft Local Validation Criteria

The Council consulted on an updated Draft Statement of Community Involvement and Draft Local Validation Criteria from Friday 2 August until Friday 27 September 2019.

All of the consultation responses are now being collated and will form part of a report to a future meeting of the Climate Change, Housing & Planning Cabinet.

At that meeting representations will be reviewed and a decision will be taken on the extent that the draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) and Local Validation Criteria (LVC) may need to be amended prior to adoption.

Revised Local Validation Checklist

The development management team need the right information to fully assess a planning application. Certain national requirements are mandatory, but local authorities have the discretion to include a local list of validation criteria. From 2 November 2015, the Council has revised its local validation checklist.

In most circumstances, the list will only apply to non-householder projects, but please check before submitting a householder planning application.

The list is not intended to add any additional burden to development, but make it easier to assess proposals in a timely and consistent manner.

There may be occasions where a case officer asks for additional information or clarification once an application has been submitted. The number of requirements increases with complexity and scale of the planning application, but all information provided should be proportionate.

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