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Pre-application advice

We have introduced a new pre-application advice service for householder development and non-householder development.

This service aims to provide consistent and timely advice and help reduce the risks involved in making a planning application. It can also help to reduce the time taken to progress an application through the formal decision making process.

Householder development

If you want to apply for the householder pre-application service, or find out whether it is right for your development, you need to read the householder guidance notes below before starting your application:

After you have read the guidance notes above, and understood the requirements, you can apply using the online form below:

Pre-application advice form - householder

Non-householder development

If you want to apply for the non-householder pre-application service, or find out whether it is right for your development, you need to read the non-householder guidance notes below before starting your application:

After you have read the guidance notes above, and understood the requirements, you can apply using the online form below:

Pre-application advice form - non-householder

Do you need planning permission?

Further information on whether or not you need planning permission, is available on the Planning Portal website.

Do you need building regulations approval?

If you need separate approval for a new building extension or major alteration, see the check if you need building regulations approval webpage for further information. This approval will ensure the work reaches the required standards so that it is safe and energy efficient.

Great crested newts

If your site is affected by great crested newts, the council is part of Natural England’s district level licensing scheme, which has been introduced to make applying for a great crested newts mitigation licence much easier. For further information, see the Great crested newt mitigation licence webpage.

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