Get pre-application planning advice

We provide pre-application advice at meetings, over the phone and in writing. A fee for this advice may apply. We encourage you to discuss plans with our officers before you submit your planning application.

We also encourage you to speak to any people who might be affected by the proposals early on in the process, particularly occupiers of neighbouring properties, in order to identify, and where possible resolve, any potential issues.

For major or significant schemes we have produced a guide to community involvement in planning proposals.

Apply to receive pre-application planning advice

Building Design Advice

We have developed a set of informal design leaflets for some common problem areas, proposing simple solutions to help building owners, designers and builders. 

Pre-application Building Design Advice

Advice Fees

To find out about our fees and what type of proposals you can discuss, refer to our Pre-application service protocol.