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If you last used your account on or before Tuesday 1 August 2023 you will need to register again
If you know that you will need planning permission, we offer a pre-application advice service that will tell you if your plans are likely to get planning permission.
There is a planned reduction in service commencing Monday, 9 October 2023 to deal with backlog applications. Read more about this change in service and how it may affect communication.
Who can use this service?
Once you know that you need planning permission, we can check if your plans are likely to be approved before you make the formal application, saving you time and money.
Please note: that due to very high workloads and the limitations of working from home at this present time, pre-application enquiries are likely to take longer to respond to than usual.
Benefits to you
The benefits of obtaining pre-application advice include:
Cost and payment
The fee for this advice service starts at just £60, and varies depending on the size and scope of your project. The fee you will need to pay will be calculated using the information you provide when completing the application form. View a full list of planning fees for all types of proposals including prior approvals, change of use, pre-application advice, as well as exemptions from payment.
Payment can be made during completion of the pre-application advice request form
It can also be paid following submission, if either:
Request pre-application advice
It's easy to request application advice using our online form below. However, please take a moment to read this important information first:
Please note: until payment is made your application will not be processed.
If you last used your account on or before Tuesday 1 August 2023 you will need to register again. Please continue, and follow the instructions when prompted.
Due to very high workloads and the limitations of working from home pre-application enquiries are likely to take longer to respond to than usual.
We also offer specialist highways and protected historic environments advice services, should you need advice from our specialist teams relating to landscaping, visual impact, ecology, trees, conservation and listed buildings.
If you last used your account on or before Tuesday 1 August 2023 you will need to register again. Select the option you require and follow the prompts.