Pre-application advice

If you’re submitting a planning application, we advise you to get pre-application advice first.

How pre-application advice supports you

  • specialist advice from experts
  • greater chance of your planning application being accepted
  • helps you better understand policies and issues
  • can speed up the process
  • you’ll know early if your proposal is unacceptable
  • you’ll meet a planning officer, and get written summary of advice (except for category 1a household)

How to apply for pre-application advice

Download the pre-application advice form here

Include plans, drawings of proposals. The more information you give us, the clearer the advice you’ll get.

Email your completed form and attachments to planning comments 

How to pay

Pay online 

Pre-application costs

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