*Please note that unfortunately at this time due to the unprecedented number of planning applications we are currently receiving we are unable to process formal pre-application requests until further notice.*
We welcome and encourage pre-application discussions prior to submitting a formal planning application. At pre-application stage we can provide a positive and proactive planning service.
We offer 4 different categories of advice, each category attracts its own fee which are listed on our pre-application planning advice request form and guidance note. Please be aware that our fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
If you wish to submit a pre-application request please complete our Pre-application planning advice request form.
Our guidance note covers the following:
- Benefits of pre-application advice
- Our approach to pre-application advice
- Pre-application categories
- Duty Officer Service
- Information required
- How to request pre-application advice
- Planning Performance Agreements
- Pre-application fees and charges
Planning Performance Agreements
A Planning Performance Agreement (PPA) is an agreement between SDC and the applicant to provide a project management framework for handling a major planning application. Please take a look at our Planning Performance Agreement charter for further information.