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Pre-application discussions are an optional service for customers designed to give you the best advice in the early stages of your development. It is not a requirement, but we do encourage early discussions about your proposals so we can provide guidance on the acceptability of your application, helping you to form the best development possible.

There are two types of Pre Application advice, Statutory (or a basic level of information) and Bespoke, our tailored service. Applicants can choose which service they would like to access.

Depending on the type of service you choose, you will have a virtual or face to face meeting with a Planning Officer 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 different types of service, the charges for each and how to apply