Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

Validation requirements

For a planning application to be valid and processed by the borough council, applicants are required to submit a minimum level of information with their applications.

There is a legal obligation for all planning applications to be submitted on the national standard planning application form or 1APP. The use of these forms is mandatory and applications submitted on the wrong application form cannot be considered.

The new forms are available for download. They are intended to achieve consistency and should make the process of applying for planning permission more straightforward for applicants.

For guidance on the requirements for validation of planning applications, see Guidance on Information Requirements and Validation, Communities and Local Government, March 2010.