Pre-application advice

Our pre-application advice service will help you with your development ideas.

Your request for pre-application advice must be made using the Pre-application advice form (opens in a new windows), which includes a fee schedule to work out your costs.

What we need

We will need you to submit the completed pre-application advice form and include a plan identifying the site, plus any supporting information. You will also need to pay the appropriate fee before we can proceed.

How to pay

You can pay by debit or credit card by calling us on 01623 463077,  463207 or 463069.

Dealing with your request

In dealing with your request, we will highlight the key issues relating to your proposals and advise you on how to progress your proposals.

We will assess your proposal, provide you with our opinion and detail any requirements to consider if you then make an application. We will respond in writing to you within 28 days.

Advice provided through this service is informal and given in good faith by officers, without prejudice to any decision which is ultimately made by the council.

Useful guidance

For further information visit the Planning Portal's planning permission (opens in a new window) and permitted development (opens in a new window) webpages.

For guidance regarding purchasing a site map, visit the Ordnance Survey website (opens in a new window).