Consultation on Planning Application Local Validation Requirements

This Planning Application Local Validation Requirements list has been produced by Knowsley Council in order to set out a procedure for deciding whether applications (made under the Town and Country Planning Acts), when they are submitted to us, have the correct level of supporting information in order for us to be able to make a decision.  If an application on receipt has the correct level of supporting information then it is considered to be ‘’valid’’ and it can progress towards a decision. 

The local validation list aims to:

  • assist in ensuring that your application is valid when submitted;
  • ensure that all applications can be dealt with effectively and efficiently;  
  • respond positively to best practice advice issued by government; and,
  • ensure that Knowsley Council complies with legislation in relation to planning applications.

View the Local Validation Requirements Checklist.

The council is carrying out 8 weeks of public consultation on this Planning Application Local Validation Requirements list, running from Tuesday 11 December 2018 to 5pm on Tuesday 5 February 2019. Instructions on how you can find out more and the ways in which you can submit your responses are provided below.

To submit your views please use the form below:
*Responses which do not include your name and address will not be taken into account by the council.

Please note:
If you are acting as an agent for someone please give their name and contact details below:
Please enter your comments here. Where appropriate, please include suggestions for changes or improvements, and if possible refer to paragraph or page number.

Alternatively, should you wish to submit a handwritten response, printable response forms are available here.

These can be sent to us at:

  • Post: Development Management, Knowsley Council, Ground Floor, Yorkon Building, Huyton, Merseyside, L36 9FB (postage required)
  • Email:

Comments provided as part of a representation on a planning consultation cannot be treated as confidential, as the council is required to make representations available for public inspection. However in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the personal information you provide will only be used by the council for the purposes of preparing this Local Validation Requirements list. Personal details, including signatures, postal address, private telephone numbers and email addresses relating to this consultation will not be published on the council’s website and will be redacted on any hard copies made available for public inspection. We will not pass on any personal information that you have given us to third parties for commercial use. Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council complies with the GDPR and good practice for the handling of personal data contained within the regulation. Knowsley Council's full Privacy Policy can be viewed here.

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