Pre-application advice

We are able to provide you with advice and information if you are considering works to your property or a development proposal, which requires planning permission. We welcome and encourage discussions before you submit a planning application, it can be very helpful for you to seek our advice about your planning proposals before submitting your actual application. This can help to overcome potential difficulties and make sure your application addresses all the important planning considerations.

Should you wish to seek some pre-application advice, please see the Pre Applications Guidance sheet and the Pre-application Fees information sheet for this service. This process can result in a better quality application which stands a better chance of a successful outcome and can help speed up the decision making process after submission.

Alternatively, you can have a look on the Planning Portal website for more information.

15th March 2018 - Please note that due to our current staff resources and workloads our normal turnaround time for Pre Application Advice and Do I applications is longer than normal and these may take several weeks to respond to. 

Information and resources

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