Pre-application advice service

For anything but the simplest of projects we recommend that you speak to us before submitting a planning application.

You may need to make a planning application if you want to: 

  • build something new
  • make a change to your building such as an extension or a change to its appearance
  • change the use of all or part of your building.

 We can provide you with professional advice to discuss if your proposed changes do or don't require planning permission. This a called our pre-application service.
Our pre-application service offers you a range of benefits, including:

  • Saving you time and money by identifying proposals not requiring permission, or those with little chance of being approved.
  • Outlining how our policies will be applied to your proposal.
  • Providing information to support your application, if one is needed, to allow us to process it faster and give you a decision sooner. 

Book a pre-application advice session