Guidance before making planning application

Pre-application advice

Before making a planning application, we suggest you use our pre-application planning advice service. We can provide advice on whether your proposal is acceptable in principle. Depending on the level of advice you request, the service can also include a site visit and consultation with internal consultees.

Sources of information

For information and advice about making a planning application you may also find it useful to:

Environmental impact assessments

Certain developments require the submission of an Environmental Statement under the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999.

GOV.UK - Environmental Impact Assessments