2. Pre-application advice
Whilst we will continue to deal with existing and new pre-application requests we are unable to carry out site visits due to the current restrictions and therefore our response will be based on the information submitted. It is important that you submit photos and sufficient information for us to be able to properly assess the impacts of the proposal. It is possible that additional issues could come to light when the site is visited during the application process when the current restrictions have been lifted.
Please note we cannot provide pre-application advice on applications for prior notification under Part 3 of the Town and Country General Permitted Development Order 2015 (GDPO). This is because we would have to make a full assessment to provide a meaningful pre-application response, which would essentially duplicate the application process. The same exclusion applies to larger householder extensions under Part 1 Class A4 of the GDPO.
Full details of the service offered are set out in our Pre-Application planning advice procedure.
You are encouraged to discuss your plans with your neighbours and any other affected people before you submit your application.
You may also need to discuss your proposal with Building Control to ensure that it will comply with Building Regulations.