22 January 2021
Planning Review – Consultation extended to 5th February

Review of the Mendip District Council Local Validation List for Planning Applications – Extension of Public Consultation

Since 2008 local planning authorities have been required to publish a list of information they require to "validate" the planning applications they receive.  This validation list forms two components, the national requirements, including the application form, the fee, certificates etc and secondly, specific local validation requirements known as the "Local List".

The Government requires local planning authorities to review the "local list" every two years.  Mendip District Council's current validation requirements have undergone a significant review to reflect changes in planning legislation, policy and guidance.  The main changes proposed are as follows:

  •  Amendments to all sections to make the requirements clearer and updating the references to current legislation, guidance and standing advice
  • All website references have been updated where necessary
  • Addition of new requirements to demonstrate compliance with policies in the Mendip Local Plan and changes in national planning policy and guidance.

The Consultation Process
The proposed Local List has been open to public consultation since 20th November 2020. The closing date has now been extended to 5th February 2021. You can comment on the draft Local Validation List by emailing us: planning@mendip.gov.uk

After the consultation period, all comments received will be considered and amendments made to the Local List as appropriate. Once approved this will replace the current Local Validation List and will form the basis on which planning applications are deemed valid by the Mendip District Council.

Further information, including the consultation document, can be found on the Council website:

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