Do I need Planning Permission?
Non-Householder pre-application advice. Page 1
Pre-application advice is provided to assist in the provision of a good service to all users of the Development Management service and the application of charges reduces the number of speculative enquiries which absorb a great deal of time.
All pre-applications are subject to charges applicable at the rates shown in the pre-application advice form (available via the link below).
Requests for meetings should be made on the form. The following information should also be submitted with the form:
Site Location Plan at an appropriate scale (usually 1:1250 or 1:2500)
Details of current use(s)
Draft design and access statement /planning justification
Photographs and/or sketch drawings of site and surroundings
Draft/sketch drawings showing height and scale of development
Draft/sketch drawings showing layout of development
Payment of the appropriate fee
All information must also be available in electronic format, whether on CD, USB memory stick or as an attachment to an email (email attachments must be less than 10MB)
For a legally binding indication that the current or prospective use of the building is acceptable, a Lawful Development Certificate may be required.
When all the appropriate information is submitted you will be contacted to arrange a meeting with the appropriate officers.
A link to the paper forms chooser and the online application system on the Planning Portal.
Individual Validation Checklists for different application types.
A Government booklet giving guidance on the permeable surfacing of front gardens.
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