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Validation Guidance

When applying for planning permission it is advisable to first review the Local Authority’s Validation Guidance.  Local Authorities prepare Validation Guidance in order to highlight when particular documents will be required before they will validate an application.  A common example is a need for bat surveys on barn conversion proposals.   You can usually find a copy of the Local Authority’s Validation Guidance on their website.


There are numerous documents which may be required depending upon the complexity of your project.  Rob Duncan Planning Consultancy can assist by reviewing your proposal and the Validation Guidance document to ensure you have all the necessary documentation that you require.


Rob Duncan Planning Consultancy usually undertakes this review as part of the pre-application process, and recommends that applicants engage in this process at an early stage in order to minmise any issues that may arise with your application. 

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