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Get advice before submitting your planning application

If you would like to submit a planning application, you can get free advice from our planning officers.

Our advice is free, confidential and provides guidance on what you may need to do to have the best opportunity to get your application approved.

Your enquiry will be reviewed be a member of the planning team. We might need to contact you for more information before we can reach an informal decision.

To make sure you get the best advice on issues including highways, noise and conservation, we may share your enquiry with other council departments or external partners.

We aim to respond to all requests for advice within the following time frames:

  • householder extension enquires - 15 working days
  • minor development enquires - 20 working days
  • major development enquires - 25 working days

Get planning advice