Available to all scales of development the Council will host an informal meeting with the applicant and internal technical specialists, in addition to inviting the relevant Parish/Town Councils and Councillors to provide written comments on the proposals. At the end of the process, the Council will provide a detailed written response to the proposed development and the requirements for any application. This is made available to all scales of development.
How to apply
In order to request the above services the following information is required:
- a completed pre-application advice enquiry form;
- the appropriate appropriate fee;
- a location plan of the site and the proposal – this should outline the curtilage of the site, and an indicative layout of the proposed development;
- any sketches of the proposal;
- note of any existing features of building within or adjacent to the site that may be effected by the development;
- a list of any key issues for which you require a specific response.
What will be provided?
The case officer will arrange a workshop with all relevant internal consultees, the applicant, agent and the respective consultants. This meeting will not include Parish/Town Council or Councillors, who will be invited to comment through written comments alone, unless requested by an applicant. The meeting will be approximately 10 working days from receipt of the enquiry and all necessary information, dependant on availability of all parties.
Format of the workshop:
- the applicant to present the outline of the proposed development;
- case officer to provide initial consultees updates on submitted details;
- round table discussion with disciplines on main issues;
- agree programme to including timetable of future meetings and for a formal response;
- each meeting is anticipated to be between one and two hours.
A formal response will not be issued at the end of each meeting, but at the end of the process, unless otherwise agreed. The response provided will be in the form of the pre-application written report which sets out the details of any local polices, key considerations, and any internal consultations.
The report will assess the proposal considering the principle, the design, impact on local amenities, highway safety, ground/environmental issues, and any necessary contributions or obligations that are necessary to make the development acceptable. The report will conclude summarising if the officer can or cannot support the scheme, or if further information is required before a conclusion can be reached.
Constructive feedback from all internal consultees and the case officer will be provided, with any potential solutions.