Before making a planning application
When do I need planning permission?
Some building works to an existing property do not require planning permission as they are covered by permitted development rights.
Pre-application planning advice for householders
We no longer offer pre-application planning advice for householder developments. The planning portal has guidance on whether you need an planning application.
Pre-application planning advice non-householder
A planning officer can provide advice and guidance before a planning application is submitted, provided a plan and the correct fee are received first.
Pre-application planning advice request for non-householder form
Use this form to request pre-application planning advice for a non-householder.
Common planning issues
Flood risk, contaminated land, TPOs, conservation areas, AONB, permitted development and listed buildings can all cause common planning issues.
Things to consider when making a planning application
Neighbours, design, access, lighting, listed buildings, trees, conservation areas are just some of the things to consider when making a planning application.
Pre-application planning advice request for paper copy form
Use this form to request a paper copy of the pre-application planning advice form