Planning Applications, Council Validation Checklists - Screening Form

Date published: 02 November 2022


The aim of the policy is to bring forward an amendment to Article 3 of the Planning (General Development Procedure) Order (NI) 2015 (GDPO) to provide councils with the authority to prepare and publish ‘local validation check-lists’, to address ‘poor quality’ or ‘incomplete applications entering the planning system. A Local Validation Checklist provides guidance about the level and type of information required to be submitted with a planning application, in order to provide a degree of certainty and clarity to assist applicants. The requirements should be proportionate to the nature and scale of the development proposal.


  • Existing/Revised/New:  New
  • Date of Screening:  31st October 2022
  • Screening Outcome – Full EQIA Recommended: No
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