Before submitting a planning application, we strongly recommend that you use our Pre-application Advice service. You can download and print the guidance and application form below:
We can offer you specialist advice on the various matters you will need to consider before submitting an application. This can include (not exhaustive):
For householder enquiries, we provide a free plan-checking service to help ensure your application is complete and therefore avoiding delays in the registration process.
There are guidance notes and fees attached to the form at the top of this page and you can select the level of advice you require, as well as any specialist advice you may also want.
Any advice given by officers during pre-application discussions does not constitute a formal decision by the Council in respect of any future planning applications. Whilst such advice will be a material consideration, it cannot bind the Council in its validation or formal determination of a subsequent planning application.
If an application is submitted that fails to address any issue highlighted by officers, it is likely that it will be refused without further discussion with the applicant or their agent.