The local planning authority regrets that its pre-application service is currently closed other than for major and strategic categories of development.
It is often a good idea to ask for a written evaluation of your proposal or, in certain cases, meet a planning officer for an informal discussion before you submit a planning application. This service will give you advice about whether the Council are likely to grant planning permission for your proposals. There is great value of early engagement with agents and developers as part of the development management approach to facilitating acceptable development.
There is a charge for the pre-application service. Details of the charges can be found below, in the guidance notes and on the application form.
(For strategic developments you will need to submit your request online and the officer will inform you of the fee once determined)
|Category of Development||Pre application written advice||Further advice|
|Householder cases (e.g. alterations and/or extensions to houses, garages or other outbuildings)||£185||£125|
|Small scale development (1 new dwelling or alterations and extensions to commercial premises of up to 999 sq.m. of floorspace)||£370||£125|
|Minor development (2 to 9 new dwellings or extensions to commercial premises from 1,000 to 1,999 sq.m. of floorspace)||£615||£245|
|Major development (10 to 99 new dwellings or extensions to commercial premises from 2,000 to 4,999 sq.m. of floorspace)||£1530||£1020|
|Strategic development (100 or more new dwellings or extensions to commercial premises from 5,000 sq.m. of floorspace)||Individually