Submitting a valid planning application

You must include all the necessary information with your planning application. If you do not, your application cannot be validated. 

Validation and local information requirements list

Our validation and local information requirements list clarifies what information is required for applications of a particular type, scale or location. This list is in line with the government's national requirements.

The current list was published following agreement by Development Control Committee on 2 November 2021.

Download the validation and local information requirements


We also have application checklists which will help you submit a valid application.

Example plans

Examples of well drawn, accurate plans that meet our validation requirements. The purpose of the plans is to assist you with the preparation of your planning application. The example plans include existing and proposed floor plans and elevations for domestic extensions, new gates, basic landscape proposals, existing and proposed street scene drawings and site location plans.

How does the application process work?

Find out more about how the process works and timescales.

Contacting us about your application

If you have not received an acknowledgement letter or an invalid letter within two weeks of submitting your application, please contact our planning support team.

Once your application is valid and registered it is not possible to keep applicants informed of the progress with an application and we are unable to negotiate or meet to discuss the application generally. We will contact you if we require anything specific to enable determination of the application and you are able to track progress of an application.

Planning support

Telephone: 020 8313 4956