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Validation and Checklists



Regardless of how you submit your application it cannot be progressed until all the necessary supporting information and the appropriate fee is received. This is known as National and Local Validation Criteria.
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National Validation Criteria

This is mandatory information however the Local Validation criteria is set by us. A composite list of our local validation criteria and associated documents are attached.

Local Validation Criteria

We have prepared some simple validation checklists which will help you identify these criteria detailing what you need to include in your application.

Important Information

Please note as from the 4th January 2016 the following changes came into force see below.

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Government’s requires local councils to implement a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for certain types of planning schemes.

National Policy Driver

CIL Charging Schedule was approved by Full Council on 15th September 2015 (CIL Regulations 2010 as amended).

Types of application that require this information

All full applications creating over 100sqm of new floorspace, 100sqm of change of use floorspace or a new dwelling, including prior approvals under permitted development.

What information is required and links to further advice

Please see the Planning Portal for advice regarding the CIL and all relevant forms (http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/planning/applications/howtoapply/whattosubmit/cil). Information regarding our CIL charges can be found at www.birmingham.gov.uk/cil

If you are submitting your planning application via the planning portal website, please upload your completed, saved, CIL Requirement Form in the Local Level requirements section of the document upload page, choosing the “CIL Questions” option from the document type dropdown list.

Planning applications received by us that may be liable for CIL and do not have this form accompanying the submission will be placed on hold awaiting the receipt of the completed form.

Equalities Monitoring

Remember to also download and complete the equalities monitoring form below and submit it with your application.

Administrative charges on invalid planning applications

Where additional information is required and not submitted, we will retain part of the submitted fee to off-set administration costs

Small-scale (fees upto £3,999) £30

Medium (fees £4,000-£9,999) £50

Large-scale (fees £10,000+) £150

List of Documents

You can download the relevant forms and associated documents here


Application Checklists

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