The validation checklist sets out the level of information required by the council to support a planning application. The checklist comprises a list of documents and guidance that explains when each document is required.
The checklist is divided into two sections: national validation requirements and local validation requirements. The national requirements are set by the government and are consistent across all local planning authorities in England. These are set out on the planning portal. The local requirements (or Local List) must be prepared by each local planning authority and should be tailored to reflect the material planning considerations that are relevant for that area.