Get pre-planning application advice

You can pay for pre-planning application advice to help you submit a planning application.

Our pre-planning application advice service can save you time and money.

The service is aimed at applicants who have a proposed development in mind and some draft plans.

We'll give you advice on:

  • if your development is likely to be granted planning permission
  • resolving any issues with your proposal
  • how your proposal is affected by planning law and policies
  • what else you might need to include

If you're looking for more general advice about whether you need permission or how to make an application please check our guide to the planning application process.

Advice fees

Pre-planning application advice fees
Type of development Fee
Work to a listed building £424 for a meeting and written advice
Changing or extending your home £424 for a meeting and written advice
Development of 1-9 houses or flats £1,060 for a meeting and written advice
Development of 10-49 houses or flats £3,718 for a meeting and written advice
Development of 50 or more houses or flats £5,304 for a meeting and written advice

When you apply you will need to give us as much information on your proposal as possible.

You should include:

  • draft drawings and plans 
  • photographs
  • a draft design and access statement 

Apply for pre-planning application advice