Pre-application advice for roads and transport

Request advice on road and transport issues associated with any proposed development.

Local planning authorities consult us for advice on any road and transport issues that affect proposals submitted for planning permission. They then take our recommendations into account when making a decision on a planning application.

Before you submit a planning application, we can provide advice on road and transport issues associated with any proposed development. The benefits of seeking advice include:

  • potentially reducing the time and cost involved in working up proposals
  • reducing the subsequent cost of unsuccessful applications
  • comprehensive information on what you need to provide with your application
  • helping to speed up the decision making process once an application has been submitted.

Request advice

We offer four levels of pre-application advice:

  • A free written response to an initial enquiry.
  • A full written response, suitable for straightforward small to medium sized developments.
  • One meeting or site visit with written advice, suitable for small to medium sized developments.
  • The involvement of our team for larger developments on a longer term basis (with site visits and/or meetings).

The document below has full details of each level, what is covered, how much it costs and how to apply, including the required supporting information. To complete an application form, right-click the link, select ‘Save link as…’ and save to your computer. You can then open your saved copy, complete and save, and return the form as instructed.

Please note that some charges for pre-application advice have increased from May 2017.

See below if you need to contact us.

Additional information

Last updated:
25 May 2018

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