Validation criteria for planning applications

The Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration recently approved the amended Local Validation Checklist on the 8th September 2016, following the recent consultation on the changes made.

Public consultation of draft validation checklist June 2019

In accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and its associated National Planning Practice Guidance, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council have updated their local list for the purposes of validating planning related applications.

The Council’s local list is set out in its validation criteria for applications submitted to the Local Planning Authority and this document has been produced taking into consideration new local and national planning policies and is available below for consultation purposes. This updated version will be available for a 6 week consultation period until Friday 2nd August. If you wish to make any comments on the updated version please send them to before the end of the consultation period.