Pre-application advice

Our pre-application advice service can save you time and money in the long run.

Before you submit a planning application consider using our pre-application advice service. It can save you time and money in the long run and can speed up the time it can take for your application to be considered. 

This service can help you by:

• identifying key planning issues and requirements
• speeding up the development process
• minimising subsequent planning application cost
• avoiding unfinished applications

Apply for pre-application advice

Fill out our pre-application advice form and send it to our planning team. You will also need to submit the following information so we understand your proposal and can process it:

  • site location plan
  • outline of proposed buildings
  • photographs and sketch drawings
  • the correct fee (see below for the charging schedule)

Please download the charging schedule to see all of our fees.

The process after you have applied

After you have applied you will receive a letter to acknowledge we have got your application and tell you which planning case officer will be dealing with it.

The case officer will normally contact you within 8 working days and arrange a site visit where applicable. They will also let you know when you will receive a written letter setting out informal advice on the proposed development.

Disclaimer and Freedom of Information Regulations

The application form for pre-application advice includes detailed information about the basis the advice is provided on and other things you will need to consider.

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