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Planning pre-application advice

Pre-application advice is of benefit to any prospective applicant as:

  • It gives you an opportunity to understand how our policies will be applied to your development and you can identify potential problems and resolve them before an application is submitted. This can help prevent costly and time-consuming amendments to schemes later
  • It may indicate that a proposal has little or no realistic chance of success, thus saving you considerable time and money
  • It may lead to a reduction in time spent by your professional advisers in working up the proposals in more detail
  • It can identify at an early stage whether any specialist advice is necessary (e.g. listed buildings, trees, landscape, transport, ecology or archaeology)
  • We can give advice that can help you prepare a better planning application so we can process it more quickly and give you a decision sooner
  • If you are considering employing an architect ensure they are registered with the Architects' Registration Board – the government body which maintains the Register listing every architect in the UK

It is also valuable in assuring the best possible development outcomes for the community.

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