What is the pre-application advice service?

Our planning pre-application service provides you with advice on your planning application before you submit it to us.

The Local Government Act 2003 allows us to operate a scheme of charging for preapplication advice on certain types of development so that the costs of providing the service do not fall to the council tax payer, and service can be improved. (The current statutory planning application fees do not cover the cost of pre-application advice).

The Council cannot give any weight to pre-application advice that is more than one year old, or
where there has been significant change in policy or circumstances since the advice was given.

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