How to apply for pre-application advice

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During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic our priority is providing essential council service whilst protecting the health and well being of our staff and residents.

During this time we may have difficulties in offering the same service, such as site visits whilst social distancing rules apply. 

We will offer alternatives such as video conferencing calls.

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How to apply for pre-application advice

For pre-application advice you’ll need to provide:

  • a site location plan with the site layout outlined in red and other land in your ownership outlined in blue, at a scale of 1:1250 or 1:2500
  • a full description of the nature of the development, including its scale and the proposed uses
  • the appropriate fee

For a more informed response, you can also provide:

  • a block plan showing the proposed layout of the site at 1:200 or 1:500
  • a sketch showing scaled floorplans and elevations
  • any other helpful information such as a draft design and access statement, photographs

Apply for pre-application advice

You can request and pay for pre-application advice using our online form. 

We are currently offering conference calls instead of face to face meetings due to coronavirus.

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Apply for pre-application advice

After you apply

Our planning officers will contact you within 10 days of you making payment.