Minor development advice

If you're a business owner your work will be a minor development if it’s for:

  • 1 to 9 residential units
  • floor space up to 999 square metres
  • shopfronts
  • advertisements
  • air conditioning or ventilation equipment
  • telecommunications 
  • listed building consent, repairs and pre-purchase advice (written advice)
  • trees

Pre-application advice for minor developments

The advice will cover:

  • details of any legal designations and restrictions that affect the site
  • key planning policy context and assessment of the scheme against planning policy
  • any other material considerations
  • potential contributions you have to make for developments
  • a summary of changes that might be required to improve the scheme and, if possible, overcome objections
  • identify areas within the pre-application scheme that may need addressing or changing
  • the likelihood of the scheme being accepted

Cost of minor pre-application advice

View our pre-application advice fees and charges

Expectations from your pre-application advice

For a meeting in office or on site:

  • you’ll be contacted within 5 working days if more information is needed or to tell you your enquiry has been registered, along with the details of the case
  • a meeting will be offered within 10 working days of registration
  • a meeting will take place within 20 working days of registration or within a timescale agreed with the applicant

Written advice will be sent within 20 working days of registration unless another timescale has been agreed.

The applicant is expected to consult with the Parish Council.

More about the pre-application advice service