An enquiry for pre-application advice can be made to a Local Planning Authority in order to ascertain facts, process and formal opinions about a proposed development prior to the making of a Planning Application.

This is good practice but not always optimally productive particularly in proposals of competing interests. Smart Planning can advise on the form and content of pre-application submissions and can manage expectations in terms of likely outcomes. These can be discussed at one of our free client surgeries.

We will always look ahead to see how best a pre-application submission will assist in formal planning applications that follow. Whether you seek pre-application advice from the Planning Authority or just dive straight in with a planning application we are here to make sure that positive progress is made.