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Get Pre Application Planning Advice

Do you want to:

  • Identify opportunities for scheme improvements at a stage when a proposal can still be modified, resulting in higher quality developments;
  • Significantly increase the likelihood of gaining planning permission;
  • Allow more opportunity to coordinate investment;
  • Help to communicate the vision and objectives for the area;
  • Develop a shared understanding of constraints, opportunities and context;
  • Agree information requirements and identify schemes which are unlikely to be supported;
  • Establish timescales and explain administrative processes; and
  • Reduce delays through early engagement of key parties.

Anybody wishing to apply for planning permission is strongly advised to use the Councils' pre application advice service.  Applications that have been submitted in the absence of any pre-application discussions are likely to be refused without further negotiation where significant amendments are required to make the development acceptable.  A charge is applicable for this service.  Please refer to:

Disclaimer: Whilst the Council does not publish pre-application documents to its website, any documentation submitted may be disclosed following an Freedom of Information request