Where appropriate our bespoke pre-application service, site visits will be replaced by an electronic meeting, video or telephone conference call with the assigned planning officer.

Pre-application discussions is an optional service for customers, but we do encourage early discussions about your proposals so we can provide guidance on the acceptability of your development.

Depending on the type of service you choose, you will have a meeting with a Planning Officer, if appropriate and have access to other experts e.g. Highway engineers. You will have a single point of contact for the whole process and will be provided with a formal written report detailing the officer’s views, suggestions to improve the scheme and guidance on proceeding with the application.

Please see below for more information about the service, the charges and how to apply.