Registration and Validation of Planning Applications - Practice Note 4


The registration of planning applications is a key stage in the planning process and if carried out effectively ensures the quality of the submission of planning applications is maintained and that valid applications reach case officers as soon after submission as possible. Good practice recommends 3 days for validation and registration; Wyre Forest District Council aims to achieve this in 2 working days.

In conjunction with the Principal Development Management Officer and senior Development Management officers, the Technical Support Unit validate and register planning applications and ensure that all statutory and non-statutory publicity is undertaken.

Legal Position

The form and content of applications for planning permission is dictated by section 62 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended). The procedure for making and handling planning applications prescribed by the Town and Country Planning (Applications) Regulations 1988 and by the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995. The submission of fees accompanying planning applications is dictated by the Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1992. Section 69 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended)
requires every local planning authority to keep a register with respect to applications for planning permission.