Additional Planning Advice and charges

Making payment for pre-application advice

Preferred method of payment

Wherever possible, please pay online using a debit or credit card. You will need to quote your reference number. If this is not available quote "postal/email application".

Pay pre-application advice fee


Alternative methods of payment

Payment can be made by debit/credit card by calling 01327 322237.

To pay by cheque, please post in the external post box at the Forum or post to:

Development Management
South Northamptonshire Council
The Forum
Moat Lane
Towcester
Northants
NN12 6AD


Refunds

In the event that the case officer recommendation for a formal application does not follow the advice given at pre-application stage and there has been no change in circumstances (ie a change in planning policy or the views of an external consultee being received which necessitate a different recommendation) in the interim period or the pre-application advice is not more than 2 years old, all or part of the pre-application fee will be refunded.

The level/proportion of refund given will depend on the circumstances of each case and be at the discretion of the Head of Environment and Development (or in their absence, the Development Services Manager).

In the event that the case officer recommendation for a formal application follows the advice given at pre-application stage, but Development Control Committee overturns it, no refunds shall be given.