How does the pre-application advice service work?

  1. Submit pre-application request form and payment (if payment is made by cheque).
  2. We will write to you within 7 days of receipt to acknowledge your request, and give you a reference number stating the fee required if you have not already paid.
  3. We will contact you within 12 days from receipt of payment to arrange a meeting (if necessary).
  4. Research / meetings with a Development Officer if necessary.
  5. Within 21/42 days minor/major proposals, we will provide you with a full written response. For major projects an alternative scale for responding may need to be negotiated with you. We will also outline any actions you may need to take in order to make your application(s) valid and give details of any groups and organisations we think you may need to consult with.
  6. Decision of whether further specialist advice is required. If so, another meeting will be arranged but an additional fee will be required.
  7. You submit a formal application in light of this advice.

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