Planning Agents' Area

This area of the website has been developed to provide Planning Agents who regularly submit planning applications to Cornwall Council information from the Planning and Sustainable Development Service. If you think anything is missing or have any feedback please email

Current number of working days to validate a general planning application


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Current number of working days to validate a householder planning application


The number of days quoted is indicative of when most applications are validated, some applications may be processed earlier or later.

Please note that the Government has increased the statutory planning fees by 20% with effect from 17 January 2018. 

The Planning and Sustainable Development Service Fees and Charges Document has been amended to incorporate the new planning application fees.  These will apply to all planning applications submitted after 16 January 2018.

Planning application fees will now also be charged for those applications made as a result of the removal of permitted development rights and for a number of new planning application types.

The Planning and Sustainable Development Service offers an optional Validation Checking Service subject to a fee. We currently receive a high volume of planning applications that do not meet the local and national validation requirements and our intention is to reduce this amount and help speed up the process for our customers. Please see the Validation Checking Service page for details including fees and how to access the service.

In addition to this, please find enclosed the latest quarterly Planning Newsletters that are available to view below:

Cornwall Council has produced a Planning Fees and Charges Supplementary Guidance Document, this document is to be read in conjunction with the Fees and Charges Document and provides guidance and clarification with regards to how Cornwall Council interprets the fee regulations.  This document is updated regularly and includes information on calculating floor space, holiday lets, buildings and caravans and caravan sites.