We're asking for your views on our Draft Local Validation Checklist.

Since 2008 local planning authorities are required to publish information checklists they use to 'validate' the planning applications they receive. 

A validation list has 2 components:

  1. The national requirements, such as the application form, fee and certificates
  2. Specific local validation requirements are known as the 'Local List'

The Government now requires local planning authorities to review the 'local list' every two years. Since there continue to be a significant number of changes to planning legislation, policy and guidance, we believe it is now the right time to adopt local validation requirements.

The Consultation Process

The proposed Local List is open to public consultation for six weeks:

From Thursday 13 February 2020 until 5:00 pm on Thursday 26 March 2020.

After the consultation period, the Local Planning Authority will consider all comments received and amend the Local List as appropriate. Once approved, this will form the basis on which we validate all planning applications.

Consultation Documents

Consultation responses

Please forward any comments you may wish to make by 5:00 pm on Thursday 26 March 2020 either by:

or by post:

  • Development Management, Warrington Council, Third Floor, New Town House, Buttermarket Street, Warrington, WA1 2NH (postage required).