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Pre-application advice

Before applying for permission we ask that you read our planning guidance

Advice is generally given on

  • larger
  • more complex
  • unusual 
  • contentious cases.

For these cases, download and complete a pre-application enquiry request form below and email or post the form to the address below. Please enclose information such as the

  • address
  • contact details
  • description of the proposal
  • any other relevant material such as plans or photographs.

Download a pre-applicaton enquiry request form (ODT, 41KB)

Please note, we do not usually give pre-application advice on

  • householder development
  • changes to windows
  • straightforward changes of use
  • driveways  
  • adverts.

Download the planning quick guides (PDFs)

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