Please note that this service carries a fee which reflects the complexity of the proposal. If you're proposing a house extension or other domestic works, the fee is £50; if your proposal is for a bigger project the fee will be 50% of the fee payable for a planning application, up to a maximum of £500 for a Local development, or up to a maximum of £800 for a Major development. Major and Local categories of development are defined by the Government. You can work out the fee by visiting the fee table and you can pay the fee online. There is an additional fee if you request a site visit or meeting.
We will provide you with an assessment of the proposal against the development plan, other relevant policies and material planning considerations. We will not carry out consultation with other services or external agencies. The full merits of a proposal, including the views of statutory consultees and neighbours, can only be assessed through the submission of a planning application. Therefore the advice we will give is without prejudice to any decision which the council may take on receipt of a planning application. If you wish to make a planning application, please see our SPG on Processing Planning Applications for further advice about your submission.
Just complete the form below and send it to us with a location plan and other drawings which give details of your proposal - ideally floor plans, elevations and a site plan, and the appropriate fee. We will aim to get back to you within 20 working days.