What is a pre-app?

  February 28, 2023

A Pre-Application enquiry takes place before you submit your formal Planning Application. They are used mainly when projects are in contentious areas such as Green Belt Land or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but are generally helpful and encouraged by Planning Departments for all projects unless itsit’s clear that the proposals are very low risk in planning terms.

A Pre-App enquiry is an opportunity to discuss your project with your Local Authority to determine whether they will grant permission or whether they can offer advice as to how to alter the design to improve the chances of obtaining Planning Approval.

If you are unsure whether to apply for a Pre-App, we can advise on this.

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