CLOSED: Local Validation Checklist: Public Consultation (Aug-Sept 2019)


Responses received together with Officer responses are now available here.

Local Validation Checklist 2019

At Full Council on the 25th July 2019 Members approved a report on a Local Validation Checklist for Planning Applications.  

We are asking the community for any views on the Draft Isles of Scilly Local Validation Checklist.  

Since 2008 local planning authorities have been required to publish a list of information they require to “validate” the planning applications they receive. This validation list forms two components, the national requirements, including the application form, the fee, certificates etc and secondly, specific local validation requirements known as the “Local List”. 

The Government requires local planning authorities to review the “local list” every two years. In addition, there continue to be a significant number of changes to planning legislation, policy and guidance. It is therefore considered timely for the Council of the Isles of Scilly to adopt local validation requirements, especially given the current status of the emerging Isles of Scilly Local Plan, which is due to be submitted to the Secretary of State in the Autumn of 2019.

The Consultation Process

The proposed Local List is open to public consultation for a six week period:

From 2nd August 2019 until 5pm on 13 September 2019.

You may comment upon the draft list by email to or put your comments in writing to (Local Validation Checklist) The Planning Department, Council of the Isles of Scilly, Town Hall, St Mary's Isles of Scilly TR21 0NL. After the consultation period, the Local Planning Authority will consider all the comments received and amend the Local List as appropriate. Once approved this will form the basis on which planning applications are deemed valid by the Council of the Isles of Scilly.

Consultation Documents

Consultation Responses

Please forward any comments you may wish to make by 5pm on Friday 13th September 2019 either by:


or by post:

(Local Validation Checklist)
The Planning Department
Town Hall
St Mary's
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0NL

You will receive an acknowledgement of your correspondence either by email or post and your response will be held on our database for audit purposes.

Please note, although it will not be possible to respond to specific comments all comments will be recorded and fed into the consultation process. 


The deadline for commenting on this consultation is:

  • 5pm, Friday 13th September 2019