Pre-Application Advice

Unfortunately, we have had to temporarily suspend our non-major pre-application advice service as of 11 January 2021 due to resource implications following the coronavirus issues.  We have a number of staff who are having to self-isolate or are having to look after/home school children so we have had to make the difficult decision to concentrate on dealing with current planning applications which are in the system.

I appreciate that this isn’t ideal and apologise for any inconvenience caused in relation to this. We are aiming to re-open the pre-application advice service as soon as practicably possible.

This will apply to all pre-application enquiries, with the exception of major pre-application enquiries, details of which are below.

Major Development Pre-application Planning Advice - Residential development consisting of 10 or more dwellings or non-residential development 1000sqm and above.

Major pre-application advice can be given following the completion of our Form PAA1 (PDF Document, 0.15 Mb) or sending us an e-mail providing as much information as possible. Detailed information can be found in the Pre-Application Advice Procedures for Major and Strategic Development (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb). The fees chargeable for major pre-application advice are:

Residential
50 dwellings or more:  £3,400
10-49 dwellings:      £1,800
Commercial
10,000sqm or more of floorspace:    £3,400
1,000 - 9,999sqm of floorspace: £1,800
[All fees above include VAT.]

Before submitting a planning application, we also encourage you to read through our How we make planning decisions page to gain a better insight into the process of a planning application.

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Last updated: Fri 8 January, 2021 @ 16:33