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Pre planning application advice

Date updated: 5/18/2022

Applicants are encouraged to obtain pre-planning application advice before submitting a planning application.

If you want to arrange a meeting with a planning officer you must use the Pre-Planning Application Meeting Request Form and follow the instructions on the form. An application cannot be processed until the form, material and fee, if one is applicable, have been submitted.

Pay by credit card at pre-planning advice payment 

We aim to process a request for a pre-application advice meeting within a week of receipt of the documents and fee, if applicable, and to be able to offer a meeting as soon as possible thereafter at a time convenient to the applicant, although there may be circumstances when this period cannot be met.

Pre-planning application advice meeting fees

There is a fee for a pre-planning advice application meeting, except in limited circumstances.

  • The fees include VAT at 20%.
  • Where a scheme involves a combination of the criteria in the table the higher fee will apply.
  • If a scheme includes affordable housing there will be no fee for that element of the scheme.
  • A 20% cancellation fee will be charged for a meeting cancelled within three days of the scheduled meeting date

There is no fee if the proposal does not fall within the criteria in the table.

 Pre application fees
Proposal Applies to  First meeting £ Subsequent meetings
£

Alteration / extension to existing dwellings including works within boundaries

Single dwelling house or flat (includes listed buildings)

250 150
Listed Building Works

Internal and external alterations to listed buildings

1,000 500
Minor or Less Complex

Up to 500 sq. m. or up to 4 residential units and the creation of new dwellings up to 500 sq. m. including alterations, extensions, refurbishments, change of use, telecoms, advertisements, air conditioning and shop fronts.

2,010 1,005
Medium

500-999 sq. m. of new floor space GEA (Gross External Area) and change of use over 300 sq. m.

2,700 1,350
Small Major 10-12 residential units created by a new development or change of use. 1,000-1,999 sq. m. of new floor space GEA  5,030 2,515 
Large Major 21-50 residential units created by a new development or a change of use.2,000-9,999 sq. m. of new floor space-GEA. 6,700 3,350
Major and EIA Above 50 residential units created by a new development or a change of use>10,000 sq. m. of new floor space-GEA 8,350 4,715
Pre planning application form PDF (800KB)
Date submitted: 1/18/22

A large or complex scheme may be suitable for a Planning Performance Agreement (PPA). The case officer will discuss the suitability of a PPA with the applicant.