Why make a pre-application enquiry

There are significant advantages in taking advice before submission of a scheme. Taking advice before you make an application will help you in making a better quality application and allow you to:

  • understand how your proposal is affected by planning law and policies 
  • know what information you will need to submit when you make your planning application
  • identify the need for you to submit any specialist surveys/reports with your planning application (for example about listed buildings, trees, landscape, noise, transport, contaminated land, ecology or archaeology)

The advice we give will ensure that when you submit your planning application, it will be dealt with quickly, and that you will be aware of any issues or concerns before your application goes out to public consultation.

On complex issues you should consider seeking private professional advice.