Pre-application Advice

The pre application and enquiry service has TEMPORARILY been SUSPENDED due to the high volume of applications we are receiving. Pre applications for major and strategic developments will continue to be accepted. 

If you are seeking advice on whether planning permission would be required please see our planning guides.

Alternatively you can submit a certificate of lawfulness application. 

More information about planning applications, decisions and how to comment on a planning application

How to apply for planning permission including the process and the costs involved.

Take a look at the local plan and the documents that support it and view the various Neighbourhood Plans in the borough.

The Council offers a pre-application advice service. Whilst it's not compulsory, it is advisable, as it can resolve issues prior to submitting a planning application.

Find out more about tree preservation orders, removing a tree within a conservation area and if you have a dispute regarding a high hedge.