Get advice

Before applying for planning permission, it’s a good idea to meet or speak to a planning officer for pre-application advice to help you find out what you may need to provide in your application to get your planning proposals approved.

This is especially important if your proposal affects a listed building or a building in a conservation area.

If you're a developer, the advice you get will depend on if your work is a major or a strategic development.

Find out more about our pre-application advice for major developments

Find out about pre-application advice for strategic developments

Presentation to members

A presentation to members lets you engage with members early on so you can answer any questions, amend the scheme and supply any extra information needed. It also gives members a better understanding of the scheme in preparation for the Planning Committee.

This is best suited for significant or complex proposals such as major and strategic developments and will need to be agreed with your relevant Area Planning Manager.

Planning Performance Agreement (PPA)

For major and strategic developments, we also like to agree a planning performance agreement. A PPA lets local planning authorities and applicants agree timescales, actions and resources for handling certain applications.