This report identified the drivers to review planning application validation requirements. The information required to make a valid planning application comprised:
(a) Mandatory national information requirements including:-
Agricultural land declaration;
The Correct Fee;
Design and Access Statement (where required by the General Permitted Development Order)
(b) The standard application form;
(c) Information to accompany the application specified by the local planning authority on its local list of requirements.
Government encouraged Local Authorities to take a proportionate approach to information requirments in support of applications having regard to what was necessary, relevant and material to the application and also to review their local validation requirements periodically. This report provided a mechanism to review the Shropshire Validation requirements with a view to the Councils priorities.
Ian Kilby - Cabinet