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Pre-application advice

As a temporary measure, we will be extending the timescales for responses to pre-application enquiries.

When we validate your enquiry we will confirm the date for the expected response. We will return to our normal service as soon as capacity allows. 

We are currently unable to offer face to face meetings as part of the pre-application advice service. This includes site visits.

However we are able to offer audio, video or web conferencing service as an alternative (where appropriate).

Pre-application advice is optionalyou don't have to use it. However, if you don't use it or if advice given is not reflected in your application, we will not negotiate further changes to the project.

We will make our decision based on what is submitted.

If your planning application is not approved, this may delay your project and create extra costs.

This service is available if you are considering any development and would like advice before submitting a planning application. This includes anything from building extensions, to building multiple houses.

Advice is available either:

  • in writing
  • via telephone/video meeting
  • at an appointment onsite (please note as of 6 January 2021 this has been temporarily suspended)

Read further information about how Planning are operating during COVID-19

The fee will depend on the size of the development proposed.

Website updated 22 January 2021

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