Applying and guidance for planning applications

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3. Pre-application advice for larger scale proposals

You will need to complete the Pre-application advice form online, and pay the relevant fee which will also be displayed when you start the online process.

It is likely that for large proposals we will require extra information and we will start work on your request when the fee and all the required information have been provided. 

Depending on the size and impact of your proposal any meetings may also include internal or external specialists and consultants.

We also offer the following services:

  • details of our Pre-application forum procedure (PDF) which allows applicants to present their proposals to Members, Planning Officers, consultees and other bodies.  Please contact us to discuss the details and the appropriate fee.
  • information about the Design Review Panel via our membership of Devon and Somerset Design Review Panel

You should also be aware of planning policy and guidance under Local plans and policy. 

We have recently (November 2017) approved an advice note for Vacant Building Credit