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Full pre-application advice

There are a range of development/application types (minor, medium and major scale) which clearly benefit from formal pre-application engagement.

We offer seven levels of pre application service which depend upon the scale, type and complexity of the proposed development and the associated town planning issues. The pre-application advice note [153KB] provides detailed guidance on the various levels of service offered, but a summary is provided below.

CategoryType of DevelopmentFee (inc VAT)
ALarge Scale Strategic*- as defined by the 'Mayors Order 2008' (and any subsequent amendments)£12,500
BLarge Scale Major*£9,000
DLarge Scale Minor£2,400
EMedium Scale Minor and Other Development£1,100

Small Scale Minor (including Certificate of Lawfulness, Prior Approval (residential and commercial) and complex/large scale extension proposals)

*Costs associated with independent review of specialist documents (eg viability, retail impact, daylight and sunlight) will be subject to consultant fees.

You will need to complete and submit the application form [131KB] plans and supporting documents to us and clearly identify which service you are seeking (based on the councils charging schedule).

Generally the more information you can give us the more assistance we can give you in developing your proposals and making your application. There may need to be a follow up meeting (50% of the cost of the initial meeting) with payment made prior to the meeting taking place.

In all instances a case officer will be allocated to a formal pre-application submission. More complex proposals may require the involvement of other officers and the council retains absolute discretion as to who is involved in delivering the service.

In certain circumstances, the council might require independent external advice (particularly associated with the scheme viability, daylight and sunlight review, retail and environmental impact assessments) and the applicant will be expected to meet the costs of these forms of independent advice. 

Full details of the pre-application service [153KB] are contained within the councils guidance note, providing details of the process and anticipated timescales. 

For all scale D, E and F development. Officers will not accept the submission of amendments for consideration. For scale A, B and C development, the fees are based on an allowance of only one set of amendments to the original proposals. Further amendments that applicants wish to be considered will be subject to a further pre-application fee.

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