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Pre-Application Advice

Minor development pre-application advice

(Householder extensions, residential development consisting of 9 or less dwellings or commercial/industrial works smaller than 1000sqm)

If you wish for an informal view on the likelihood of planning permission being granted, prior to the submission of an application, please fill in our Pre-Application Advice form (PDF Document, 0.2 Mb) or e-mail us at providing as much information as possible.

This type of enquiry can take up to 20 working days to respond. If you do not receive a response within 20 working days, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01530 454665.

Major development pre-application 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, 0.1 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:


50 dwellings or more:   £3,400

10-49 dwellings:           £1,800


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 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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