Pre-application advice service

Request advice

In your request, please provide sufficient and accurate details of your proposal so that a proper assessment can be made. These should include a scaled sketch plan of the project and a location plan identifying the site.

Please send your request to

We will then provide you with contact details for future correspondence.

Your data

We do not publish information that relates to pre-application enquiries on the website, but the confidentiality of information we hold on such matters can’t be guaranteed. We may receive requests under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations to disclose information about pre-application advice requests and the advice that we have provided.

If you consider your request to be confidential, please provide us with your reasons for this and the time period you consider that the information should remain confidential. Where we receive an application for disclosure, we will consider requests for confidentiality when deciding whether to release the information, whilst complying with the requirements of the legislation concerned.