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Pre application charges October 2021

Suspension of pre-application advice service from 01 October 2021

Due to significant planning officer shortages and a large increase in planning application submissions, we are unfortunately unable to continue to offer our normal full planning advice service. From 01 October 2021 to 31 December 2021 the Authority will be suspending its planning pre-application advice service (except in relation to enquiries relating to the Farming in Protected Landscapes project). Please see the revised planning and administration fee charging schedule which sets out the services we will continue to offer.

During this period you may wish to refer to the policies in the Authority’s adopted local plansupplementary planning documents and planning advice notes.

We hope to be in a position to offer this service again in January 2022. Please keep an eye on this page for updates.

Our service

The National Park Authority provides a structured pre-application enquiry service in order to enable customers to engage effectively with the planning service and access professional planning advice. We are committed to providing all our customers with a good quality, efficient and accessible service. To provide this service, we do charge a fee which relates to the nature of the enquiry and amount of Officer time required to ensure you receive a thorough response.

You are encouraged to submit a formal enquiry to provide you with an understanding of how the relevant policies and guidance would be applied to your proposals and also to give you an indication of any particular issues; likely acceptability or otherwise of your proposals, in order to avoid the cost of pursuing or delays when considering an application. However, before you decide whether to seek written advice, you may wish to read the relevant regulations, policies and guidance notes, to give you an initial idea as to how your proposal might be considered.

Pre application charges September 2021 (pdf)