We are happy to provide you with advice and information and to talk about your project before you send us your application. A duty planning officer is available in the Oaklands reception area from 9am to 1pm - Monday to Friday.
No appointment is needed, however, meetings are restricted to a maximum of 30 minutes. If your query would take longer then please make an appointment with a planning officer.
The duty officer will give advice on queries such as:
- Loft conversions
- General planning queries
Please note: This is a verbal service only. We charge £50 if you need a visit to your home.
The duty officer will not be able to give advice on proposals for which a charge is made.
We will not give advice about trees unless they are protected by law.
We also ask developers to talk through their proposals with neighbours before they apply. This can help to sort out issues before formal submission to the council.