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Before you start:
- You should read our pre-application pages before you complete this form to make sure you are applying for the right type of advice and paying the correct fee
- If you want advice on more than one proposal, you must make separate applications for each site
- You will need to provide a location plan of scale 1:1250 to complete the application
- You can submit any other supporting documents as you are filling in the form
You must pay the fee online to complete your application
After you make your application
- We will send you an email confirming your payment
- We will send you an email confirming your form reference number and when you can expect to hear from us
- We will check your application and make sure we have all the information we need
- If you have asked for a meeting, we will contact you to arrange a time and date
The advice we provide:
- is an informal opinion only
- does not affect any decision we take if we receive a planning application
- is not a formal response or decision by us to any future planning application, which will be subject to wider consultation and publicity
Our planning officer may indicate the likely outcome of a planning application. This is an informal opinion only and is not a guarantee of the final decision.
Freedom of Information Act 2000
We do not publish the details of your request for pre-application advice until:
- you make a planning application
- we receive an FOI request
If we receive the FOI request before make a planning application, we have the right to decide what information we disclose.
In making this decision we will consider:
- your interests in keeping the information and the process confidential
- our interests in keeping the information and the process confidential
- the public interest in planning decisions and transparency
If we receive the FOI request after you have made a planning application, we will disclose the details of your pre-application advice.