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Pre-application charges

Coronavirus: Planning

The Planning and Local Land Charges department are currently working off site. The preferred method of contact is via email at dcsupport@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk.

The Council has issued more information on those businesses which must close. For businesses that wish to amend their service so that they can continue to trade, for example a restaurant may wish to offer takeaway or food delivery, they will need to email planning to let us know their intentions and ensure that they comply with their premises licence conditions.

Other ESBC services affected by Coronavirus

In order that the Council can continue to maintain a pre-application service that is consistent and of a high standard, the fees as set out in the charging schedule will be applied.

A pre-application advice request will not be registered or allocated to an officer until the relevant fee has been received.

The following types of application are exempt from the charges for pre-application advice:

  • For alterations, extensions, etc to a dwelling house for the benefit of a registered disabled person.
  • An application solely for the carrying out of the operations for the purpose of providing a means of access for disabled persons to or within a building or premises to which members of the public are admitted.
  • Planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area, works to trees covered by a tree preservation order or in a conservation area and hedgerow removal.
  • Applications submitted by parish councils.