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 be able to meet a Planning Officer on site, 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.