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Pre-application advice

You can get advice from us before you submit a planning application.

We welcome and encourage discussions, as they can help achieve a better standard of application, improve the quality of the design and speed up the process of getting planning permission.

The charge for this service depends on the size of the development proposed:

Pre-application charges

Development Size


Pre App Fees


Householder pre-apps



1-3 dwellings, floor space less than 100 sq m



4-9 dwellings, floor space of 100 - 1000 sq m



10-49 dwellings, floor space of 1000 - 2000 sq m, site area of 1-2 ha


Significant Major

50+ dwellings, floor space of 2000 sq m or more, Site area more than 2 ha


Please note above increased fees effective from 1st August 2018

Please seek advice in all instances where your property is a listed building or within a conservation area, as different rules may apply. Self-assessment sheets with householder development information and a form to request the pre-application advice service are available on the Householder Self-Assessment page.

You can follow the links below for the corresponding documents:

Pre-application Advice Service

Pre application advice form (PDF) [63KB]

Please note that all pre-applications are treated in confidence and are not available on the planning register.

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