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National and local requirements for planning applications

Required documents for a valid planning application

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In addition to the national requirement for validation, the council, as the local planning authority, is able to request supporting information with a planning application.

We specify these requirements on a formally adopted 'local list' published on our website. This list must be less than two years old.

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council consulted on the local validation requirements between 5 and 26 March 2018. Following the comments received, small amendments were made, and the final document was published in January 2019. The council has reviewed the local validation requirements on 11 January 2021 and has decided no changes are necessary. The validation requirements are therefore valid for a further two years.

The validation requirements identify the plans, details and documents which must be submitted, with all types of planning applications to make them a valid application. If you do not submit the information required in the validation list with your application, this could make your application invalid and will delay the determination of your application.

If you think some of the validation requirements in the list do not apply to your application, then you should explain why in writing when you submit the application. This will then be assessed by an officer at the validation stage. Failure to submit all information required by the local validation list may lead to our imposing of the pre-commencement conditions, which could delay the start of development.

Last updated: ‎16/01/2024 09:09