Pre-application advice and guidance

3. Benefits of getting pre-application advice

Pre-application advice will help you to:

  • identify any issues and deal with them before applying for planning permission
  • make amendments to your application if needed
  • increase the likelihood of getting planning permission
  • get your submitted plans validated quicker
  • get a clearer understanding of our planning policies
  • identify which other bodies you should contact

You'll also get a named planning case officer. They'll help you with your planning application when it's submitted.