Apr 242017

Surrey County Council, as the County Planning Authority (CPA), has a statutory duty to control three categories of development within Surrey:

  • Those relating to mineral workings (extraction processing etc) like sand, gravel or clay
  • Those relating to waste recycling, recovery, processing or disposal
  • Those relating to County own development including schools, fire stations and roads (Regulation 3)

Under Article 11 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 local authorities are required to produce lists of the information that they require to make a planning application. These are called local lists (validation checklists), and they are lists of the information required for different types of applications. Paragraph 193 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) makes it clear that planning authorities should only request supporting information that is relevant, necessary and material to the application. Paragraph 44 of the National Planning Policy Guidance (NPPG) requires all planning authorities to redress their validation checklists, consult on amended checklists, and then adopt the amended checklists every two years.

In April 2014 Surrey County Council formally adopted a Local List for the Validation of County Development and County Matters Planning Applications. The Planning Department is now in the process of reviewing the local list.


An updated Local List has been produced, which can be viewed using the following link here. The document is open to consultation from 18 April 2017 until 11 June 2017 and we would welcome your views during this period.

To feedback on the document please use the online form. If you require an alternative format of the form please contact the Technical Support Team at mwcd@surreycc.gov.uk or 020 8541 9897.

For further information relating to the consultation or the proposed Local List document please contact Samantha Murphy at samantha.murphy@surreycc.gov.uk for queries relating to Annex 1 and 2 or Alex Sanders at alex.sanders@surreycc.gov.uk for queries relating to Annex 3.

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  One Response to “Online Consultation for Surrey County Council’s Local List for the Validation of County Planning Applications”

  1. As a resident of Ottershaw for 26years I must stress that I do not agree with the proposals re planning on this document. I am absolutely horrified at the amount of building that is being proposed and the areas that will be ruined are substantial. The local infrastructure simply cannot cope. The schools, roads, doctors surgeries and local hospitals are already pushed to the limit. I object to this in the strongest possible terms and will continue to do so. It is a disgrace!!

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