Applying and guidance for planning applications

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2. Pre-application advice

For advice about whether planning permission is needed or not please read Do I need planning permission? .

We can give you written informal advice about whether or not an application is likely to be successful. We can also help you improve the application in terms of its design and impact on the area and give advice on the necessary documentation to submit.

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

Please provide all the information requested on the form and your fee. We will start work on your request when the fee and all the required information have been provided. 

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.

General verbal advice on householder developments

Teignbridge householders can phone 01626 215743 to arrange a call back, or an appointment with a duty officer. Telephone calls will returned in the order received, which may not be the same day. Appointments are a maximum of 20 minutes long and are available Monday to Thursday, from 1pm every half hour, until 3.30pm as the offices close at 4pm. 

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.