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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 optional - you 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 recognise that you may wish to risk assess the planning merits of your proposal and you may seek professional planning advice. We will assume that any application submitted following our pre-application advice reflects your wishes as to its scope, content and nature.

Our expectation is that our decision will be based upon what is submitted.

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 16th February 2021

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