Coronavirus (COVID-19): pre-application planning advice updates
Council staff are still mainly working from home. This means we'll continue to deliver pre-application advice meetings by phone or through an online meeting. if you prefer a face-to-face meeting please get in touch with your case officer who will assess whether this is required.
If you'd like some advice or help with a planning application, you can contact us before you apply. By contacting us, you'll receive a faster response and be in with a better chance of submitting a valid application which meets all policies and requirements.
We charge for most types of our pre-application advice but the Planning Portal have FREE planning application guidance which you may find useful.
Apply for pre-application planning advice
To apply for pre-application advice:
- Complete the request for pre-application advice form below. Please include details of the proposed works, a site location plan, photographs and drawings of your proposal. Please provide as much information as you can to help us provide the best possible advice to you.
- Ring 0300 303 8873 to pay the charge by card, if required. You can view our charges below.
- If you're applying for bespoke advice please contact us using the details on this page to help us prioritise your request.
Types of pre-application advice
We offer 2 types of pre-application advice. Standard pre-application advice or bespoke advice for a faster or more personalised response.