Pre-application advice service

We offer a written service for which a charge is made. A ‘virtual’ meeting can also be arranged.

A drop in, on-demand service is no longer provided and all meetings are by appointment only.

All requests for pre-application written advice must be made using the correct form together with any supporting information requested by the form.

This covers proposals for:

  • Planning permission
  • Permitted developments
  • Consent to carry out work to protected trees
  • Listed buildings

How much does written advice cost?

Please take a look at our Pre-application advice fees

More information:

Please read our Standards of planning written advice

Planning research

We are willing to carry out planning research in respect of the planning history of the property, including the discharge of planning conditions, at your request.

The fees are:

  • £28 per request for domestic householder development
  • £97 for other requests

Please send your request by e-mail to

Contact us

Tel: 01444-477566

Last updated: 26 September 2022