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Planning applications / decisions frequently asked questions

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Pre-application Advice

The pre application and enquiry service has TEMPORARILY been SUSPENDED due to the high volume of applications we are receiving. Pre applications for major and strategic developments will continue to be accepted. 

If you are seeking advice on whether planning permission would be required please see our planning guides.

Alternatively you can submit a certificate of lawfulness application. 

How do I find the application number?

The application number is on the consultation letter, or any site notice or newspaper advert. If you do not know it, you can search planning explorer for the site address or use the online mapping system to locate the application.

What if I need more help?

If you are housebound, need an interpreter, or have a disability that makes it difficult to view or understand the plans, please contact us and we will arrange further help.

What will you do with my comments?

We will make sure your comments are properly recorded and considered. Where appropriate, we will seek changes to the application to overcome planning concerns and if changes are made we may consult you again. If the application goes to the planning applications committee, we will tell them your comments. Any comments made can be made available for public inspection.