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Pre-application advice

We offer a pre-application discussion service for you to speak with a Planning Officer and discuss proposals before you make an application. 

If you would like to make an appointment please complete the form below. 

There are three types of planning applications. 

  • Local applications: these are typically smaller, more straightforward application.
  • Major applications: larger, more complex applications with pre-application requirements.

From 1 July 2015, if you want to submit a major application, you need to consult with the community on your proposals before submitting your application.

Twelve weeks before an application is submitted, you must submit a Proposal of Application Notice, indicating how consultation will be carried out before the formal application is submitted.

  • Download a Proposal of Application Notice (Word - XXKB)

You must also ensure that all consultation events that you hold in relation to your application are advertised in one local newspaper at least seven days in advance of the event.

More information on pre-application community consultation can be found in our pre-application community consultation process pack.