Planning advice – homeowner

Homeowner pre-application planning advice

What is pre-application advice?

Our pre-application service offers written advice from our professional officers before you submit an application.

As part of the pre-application advice service we provide:

  • a written response which will be considered against any subsequent planning application
  • indicate how an application will be judged
  • information on key planning policies and previous planning history
  • informal comments and guidance
  • help on how to submit a complete and accurate application for planning permission

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 followed, planning applications are likely to be determined without negotiation.

Householder pre-application advice covers the following:

  • extensions
  • alterations
  • outbuildings
  • change of use (no floor space created)

To submit an application for advice:

Use the eform, we don’t accept emailed or postal requests.

We'll need a site location plan, clearly showing the site and the proposed development.

It'd really help us if you could also include:

  • block plan showing the proposed development
  • proposed and existing elevations
  • proposed and existing floorplans
  • photographs
  • any other relevant information

How much it costs and how to ask for advice

We offer 2 options for you:

Pre-application advice for householders – written response only is £141.70 (including VAT).

Pre-application advice for householders – written response and meeting is £283.40 (including VAT).

Request planning advice

We'll respond to you within 4 weeks.