Pre-application advice

You can obtain pre-application advice for a proposed development, which includes:

  • accurate and objective advice (without prejudice to the formal consideration of an application by the council)
  • information about relevant planning policies
  • planning application timescales and procedures.

Request for pre-application advice

Complete the pre-application advice enquiry form and give as much information as possible so that we provide the most useful advice for your project and ensure that you pay the correct amount. View pre-application advice costs.

Email the form to, telling us you are seeking planning pre-application advice.

If necessary/requested, we will contact you to arrange an appointment.

Duty planner

A free advice service is available for householder enquiries. Further information can be found on our Planning contacts page.