Pre planning application advice
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.
|Proposal||Applies to||First meeting £||Subsequent meetings
Alteration / extension to existing dwellings including works within boundaries
Single dwelling house or flat (includes listed buildings)
|Listed Building Works||
Internal and external alterations to listed buildings
|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.
500-999 sq. m. of new floor space GEA (Gross External Area) and change of use over 300 sq. m.
|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|
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.