Validation checking service

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.

Planning application submission advice

We offer an optional validation checking service. This service is subject to a fee. Many planning applications do not meet validation requirements. This service aims to:

  • reduce this amount
  • help speed up the process for our customers

Details of the service are in the validation checking service guidance notes.

The service is available by appointment only. You can make an appointment by:

completing the validation checking service form and

emailing to

Please note:

Any advice is not a formal decision by the Council. We give views or opinions:
in good faith to the best of our ability.

This is without prejudice to the formal consideration of any planning application .

Officers cannot give guarantees about the formal decision that will be made on your planning or related applications.

Accredited agents householder scheme

Cornwall Council also provides a list of accredited agents. Applications are validated and registered swiftly. This streamlines the planning processes.

Please visit the accredited agents householder scheme page for further information.

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