In order to make a pre-application enquiry you will need to complete the form below and pay the relevant fee for the service you require.
Please see our online advice if you have any queries about the development before submitting a pre-application enquiry.
The purpose of this service is to encourage pre-application discussions and offer helpful professional advice, within a target timescale.
The response will provide you with clear advice about the need for planning permission, and whether it is likely that your proposal will be granted planning permission.
If we consider it unlikely the proposal would be supported, we will give you reasons for our opinion.
Advice provided is an informal opinion only and Officers cannot always foresee every issue which may be raised during the course of an application. The advice is therefore made without prejudice to the consideration by the Council of a planning application, as the final decision on formal planning applications lies with the Development Control Committee or the Corporate Manager - Growth and Sustainable Planning and will be made following consultation and publicity and consideration of all representations received as part of the planning application process.
For advice specifically regarding Community Infrastructure Levy please see our Infrastructure pages. However, if you wish to seek specific advice please choose the CIL Options for Pre-Application advice using the link above.