Pre-application services

Whilst Planning House can advise you on likely success of a planning proposal, it can be beneficial to engage in pre-application discussions with a Local Authority to gain an informal view of how a proposal may be received. Some Local Authorities do charge for this service.

There are many benefits to seeking pre-application advice as well as potentially saving you money in abortive professional fees including:

  • Speeding up decision-making;
  • Confirming the information required with an application;
  • Identifying problems and issues at an early stage, potentially reducing the risk of wasted applications or refusal, and reducing queries during the application process; and
  • Confirmation of the Local Authorities ‘in principle’ view a proposal.

Planning House can assess your proposal and represent you, if necessary, in any pre-application discussions.

Our FREE eBook Application Process provides a brief guide to The Basics of pre-application engagement.

We instructed Chris Pipe, Planning Director at Planning House to prepare, submit and negotiate a pre planning application in respect of a potential building plot in our garden which was successful. Following that she made an outline planning application for the erection of a detached dwelling which, following her negotiations with the planning officer and despite two objections, was approved with no onerous conditions. The service provided to us was excellent, we recommend her services wholeheartedly.  
Drew & Sue Edwards, Northallerton

Planning Applications, Planning Appeals & Planning Consultant