Consultation on Local Validation Checklists

Local Validation Checklist consultation 2024

Draft for Consultation Local List of Validation requirements for Planning Applications

Tell us your views on the proposed Planning Validation Checklists following a recent review. The consultation will run until Friday 28th June 2024.


When making a planning application, applicants must provide information that meets set national requirements. Validation Checklists set out the detailed local requirements for supporting information. The Council has to review these checklists regularly.

The current adopted local validation list can be found below.

Any comments on the lists can be made to Planning Admin

When providing comments to us on this consultation, please consider the following:

• Do you consider the detail provided in the Local Validation lists to give a clear indication of when particular supporting information should be provided?

• Do you consider the guidance on when the information is likely to be required to be proportionate?

• Where relevant, please suggest any improvements to the list.


Local List of Validation requirements for Planning Applications - November 2022

Residential Space Standards Statement: NDSS and M4(2) or M4(3)

Note to applicant:

As part of the Dartford Borough Council validation requirements, all planning applications for developments creating new dwellings should include the submission of a Statement setting out the residential standards proposed as part of the development, as required under Policy DP8 of the adopted Development Policies Plan with respect to the Nationally Described Space Standards(NDSS) and the accessible and adaptable accommodation requirements.

The Council requires this information to accurately assess the planning application and where planning permission is granted to ensure that conditions on the planning permission relate to the correct dwelling.

Full details of how to assess units with regard to the Nationally Described Space Standards can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Full details of Building Regulations Part M4(2) and Part M4(3) requirements can be found on the GOV.UK website.

The template is to assist in order to ensure that the information is provided clearly. If you require a Word version of this template, please contact Planning Admin