Pre-application advice Checklist

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All requests for pre-application planning advice (except requests relating solely to works to trees) will need to be completed using our online form. What you will need to send us will depend on which development type you choose, and the correct fee for the type of response you want to receive from us.

Please note: This list details the minimum required information for each development type. Without this, requests will not be dealt with.

Householder

  • Correct fee
  • A plan identifying your property/site
  • Sketch and drawings of your proposal with dimensions indicated
  • Photographs of the property/site, in particular showing the relationship with any neighbouring buildings

Minor

  • Correct fee
  • A plan identifying your property/site
  • Sketch and drawings of your proposal with dimensions indicated
  • Photographs of the property/site, in particular showing the relationship with any neighbouring buildings

For Listed Building advice the above should be submitted together with:

  • A description of the proposed works and how these may affect the historic fabric and design of the building
  • Photographs of the building, in particular covering the aspect of the building that you wish to change

Medium

  • Correct fee
  • A plan identifying your property/site
  • Sketch and drawings of your proposal with dimensions indicated
  • Photographs of the property/site, in particular showing the relationship with any neighbouring buildings

Major

  • Correct fee
  • A scaled plan identifying your site
  • Sketches and scaled drawings of your proposal
  • Photographs of the site, in particular showing the site context and its relationship with any neighbouring buildings
  • Description of the scope of proposed development including scale, land uses, schedule of floorspace, housing details including tenure and mix
  • Clarification of land ownership if a legal agreements is likely to be required, including details of any other relevant interests such as tenancies, mortgages etc
  • List of suggested planning obligations, including a commitment to S106 legal agreement and to paying the Council's legal costs involved in negotiating, preparing and completing the agreement

Large/Strategic

  • Correct fee
  • A scaled plan identifying your site
  • Sketches and scaled drawings of your proposal
  • Photographs of the site, in particular showing the site context and its relationship with any neighbouring buildings
  • Description of the scope of proposed development including scale, land uses, schedule of floorspace, housing details including tenure and mix
  • Clarification of land ownership if a legal agreement is likely to be required, including details of any other relevant interests such as tenancies, mortgages etc
  • List of suggested planning obligations, including a commitment to S106 legal agreement and to paying the Council's legal costs involved in negotiating, preparing and completing the agreement