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Pre-application planning advice for extensions / alterations to residential properties and change of use

The pre-application advice service for extension and alternations to residential properties gives you help before you submit your application. It can help you understand how planning policies and other requirements may affect your proposals and provide you with assistance with validation requirements.

Find out what to do if your development is not an extension or alteration to a residential property.

Pre-application advice can:

  • indicate how an application will be judged
  • identify the need for specialist input on tress, landscape, traffic etc.
  • help you submit a complete and accurate application for planning permission which acknowledges the relevant policies, plans and guidance

You will receive a written response to your enquiry within 4 weeks of it being validated.

The pre-application advice will be taken into account, but it cannot guarantee that planning permission will be granted. If pre-application advice is not sought or the advice given is not adhered to, planning applications are likely to be determined without negotiation.

How much it'll cost and how to ask for advice

The fee for pre-application advice for householders is £86.40 (£72 + VAT at standard rate of 20%)

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