Pre-application planning advice

Review of Pre application service

We are currently reviewing our pre application service with a view to making a number of changes.

A paper went to our Cabinet meeting on the 7 October 2020 which can be seen here:

We would welcome any feedback you may have if you could e mail comments to (with PRE-APP SERVICE CONSULTATION as the subject) by 6 November 2020

Are you considering submitting a planning proposal

We recommend that if you are considering anything other than the most straightforward planning proposals that you seek pre-application advice first.

It can reduce delays or even avoid a withdrawal or a refusal when a formal application is submitted, and improve the chances of a proposal being acceptable as submitted, which is how the council normally determine them.

There will be a charge for most types of pre-application advice.  The charge will depend on the nature and complexity of the advice you are seeking, as will the type and format of the response given.

It is very important that you provide enough information in the pre-application submission to enable the council to give you as comprehensive and meaningful a response as is possible. What you need to provide is explained on the relevant form, which also explains the type of response you will receive, the timescale and the fee. If you do not provide this information, your enquiry will be returned.

Click on the relevant link below to be taken the correct form.

We also offer a clarification enquiry service for householder development and a clarification enquiry service for other development.  These can be used at the end of an application or informal enquiry to help ensure any concerns are understood, or see if revised proposals can overcome any issues raised.

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