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Request planning pre-application advice

The council provides pre-planning application advice for anyone considering proposals that may require planning permission or a related consent. The advice will help speed up the development process and avoid unacceptable proposals.

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Read information on how we provide pre-application advice

Read information on engagement with Councillors and Planning Committee Chairman

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Make payment for existing requests

We offer free advice if;

  • your query is related to trees
  • your proposal is related to a disabled access improvement

The benefits of pre application advice are;

  • understanding how our policies will be applied to your proposal
  • identifying the need for specialist input at an early stage
  • assisting in the preparation of proposals for formal submission
  • helping to reduce the time that you or your professional advisors spend in working up the proposals
  • indicating those proposals that are completely unacceptable

Last updated: 10 February 2017
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