We offer 'pre-application' planning advice to give you informal guidance before you submit a planning application.

We help identify any potential issues, so you can:

  • consider them before finalising your proposals
  • improve your submission
  • speed up the planning decision process

Householder Enquiry Form

Submit a Householder Enquiry Form to find out whether a planning permission application is required for:

  • an extension to your house
  • an alteration to your house or garden

Commercial Enquiry Form

Submit a Commercial Enquiry Form to find out whether a planning permission application is required to:

  • run a business from your home
  • make an alteration to a flat, shop, office or commercial building

Pre-application planning advice form and fees

Submit a pre-application planning advice form if you:

  • know you need to submit an application
  • want advice on the likelihood of your application being successful

Download our pre-application fees and charges leaflet for details of our fees.

Complete and return your form, along with the relevant fee.

Pre-application correspondence

Unless the information is deemed exempt, we make any pre-application correspondence available for public inspection under:

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