Planning and building
Apply for pre-application advice
Apply for pre & post application advice
Your application will not be processed without payment, so, please ensure you have all the funds ready prior to filling in the online application form.
Pre-application advice service
The National Planning Policy Framework encourages pre-application discussions as they improve the speed and success of the planning system.
Before submitting a planning application, you can talk to us about your proposal. This might involve meeting with us or sending us your proposals for us to comment on. This can help to overcome potential difficulties and make sure your application addresses all important planning considerations, in order to have the best chance of a successful application.
Once a formal application has been received, the council will make a decision and only contact you if we need further information or amendments. Minor amendments can be made within the relevant application timelines.
Post application advice service
If you need to discuss a way forward following a refusal, we offer a valuable post application advice service where you can discuss your revised proposals with us, and we can advise on any changes you should consider in order to have the best chance of a successful application.
Please note, from 1st April 2021, our fees will be changing and be based on an hourly rate of £140 (including VAT).
For example, householder requests will be charged at £140 (based on 1hr of Officer time), minor applications for 1 – 2 dwellings will be charged at £420 (based on 3hrs of Officer time), and so forth.
Your payment must be made in advance by debit or credit card by ringing 01992 564000 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Payment must be cleared before we can arrange a meeting or provide a written response.