First find out if you need planning permission, consult those affected by your development, and then use our pre-application advice service.
We will no longer be holding pre-application advice meetings for householder developments. Meetings for all other pre-application submissions will be held in the council offices unless the case officer considers a site meeting essential.
Under the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulations 2018, from 25 May 2018 all personal data included with your submission will be held for 3 years.
No. The pre-application advice provided is based solely on the information provided in the pre-application submission and does not take into account the views of statutory consultees and other third parties that would be consulted as part of any subsequent planning application, or unforeseen material planning issues that may arise during the processing of the application.
View our fees table for full information.
Remember to discuss your proposal with those who could be affected by the build, take their views into account, and include details of these consultations in an accompanying statement.
For a valid application we require the following documents:
You'll also need to pay the correct fee.
Depending on the level of advice required, other plans can be submitted such as elevation plans and floor plans.
You can apply and make payment using the link to the form below. Initially you will be asked to create a MyAccount (if you don't already have one) which will enable you to track progress of your application.
For further guidance on producing valid plans and drawings, consult our comprehensive guidance.
All advice given will be based on the amount and level of information provided. If only a red line site plan and block plan are submitted, the planning officer will only be able to provide limited advice on the principle of the development and overall issues and not the detail.