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Pre-application charges

Important Information

The pre-application and enquiry service has been TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED due to the high volume of applications we are receiving.

Pre-applications for major and strategic developments will continue to be accepted.

If you are seeking advice on whether planning permission would be required, please visit the planning guides and case studies page.

Alternatively you can submit a certificate of lawfulness application.

In order that the Council can continue to maintain a pre-application service that is consistent and of a high standard, the fees as set out in the charging schedule will be applied.

A pre-application advice request will not be registered or allocated to an officer until the relevant fee has been received.

The following types of application are exempt from the charges for pre-application advice:

  • For alterations, extensions, etc to a dwelling house for the benefit of a registered disabled person.
  • An application solely for the carrying out of the operations for the purpose of providing a means of access for disabled persons to or within a building or premises to which members of the public are admitted.
  • Planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area, works to trees covered by a tree preservation order or in a conservation area and hedgerow removal.
  • Applications submitted by parish councils.