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Apply for pre-planning application advice

Our pre-planning application advice service can save you both 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.

Fees for pre-planning application advice

Type of development Prices
Work to a listed building £400 for a meeting and written advice
Changing or extending your home £400 for a meeting and written advice
Development of 1-9 houses or flats

£1000 for a meeting and written advice

Development of 10-49 houses or flats £3,500 for a meeting and written advice
Development of 50 or more houses or flats £5,000 for a meeting and written advice
Other projects Check our full list of fees

When you apply you will need to provide us with 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