What is this for?
We encourage applicants and agents to obtain pre-application advice before submitting a formal planning application. By using this service, we can check whether you require planning permission and if you do, that you are on the right lines before you apply. This could save you time and money and improve your chances of having your proposal approved.
What is it going to cost?
The cost for this type of request varies depending on the nature of your enquiry. For details of fees visit the pre application advice webpage.
Please note: from the 1st April 2017 pre-application charges will be changing
What we need from you
When you submit a pre-application request you will be asked to give your name, address, contact details, agent details (if applicable), proposal of works, site location and any other supporting documentation. Please note the address must be a postal address to enable you to complete the online form. If your address is for example a piece of land with no postal address please follow the link in the More Information field for alternative methods of submission.
What you should expect from us
When you submit your pre-application request we will check the information supplied. We endeavour to register your application within 2 days. You will receive notification from us as to whether the application has been deemed valid and we can progress with your request or if it is invalid due to us requiring extra information. Once an application has been made valid you will receive notification within 28 working days with the outcome of your enquiry. If your application is of a more complex nature this time frame will be extended to enable us to consult relevant parties and provide you with a more detailed response.