Planning guidance

Pre-application advice

Get informal planning advice on development proposals. This is not a prior requirement for Planning Permission (or any other consent).

Download pre-application advice pack (PDF)

We will identify any planning issues you need to know about before putting in a formal proposal.

This early indication of the council's general position on a proposal can save you both time and money.

Please be as detailed as you can when telling us about your proposal. Useful information can include:

  • site and location plans
  • sketches
  • business cases


There is a fee for submitting a pre-application enquiry.

Check the Planning Fees Charter (PDF) for details of fees.


Read our privacy statement on how we store and process your information. We will not publish details of your enquiry.