Pre-application planning advice service

Before applying for pre-planning advice check to see if you need planning permission.

If you do need planning permission, our pre-application planning advice service can help speed up the planning process as potential problems can be highlighted before you submit an application.

Pre-application enquiries are confidential and will not appear online. They do not guarantee that a planning application will be approved as the planning officer won’t be able to consider any comments or responses that are made once an application has been submitted.

Apply for pre-application advice

In our pre-application response to you, we may refer to the following documents or advice from Natural England where appropriate. Where we consider they are relevant to your particular case we will specifically refer you to these documents in our written response.

You may also be interested to know our approach to Negotiating a formal planning application.

The planning portal also offers a host of useful tools and advice for both householder and business people.

Submission your pre-application enquiry

Submit your pre-application enquiry to development.management@southnorthants.gov.uk, or by post on a CD or in hard copy format to: Development Management, South Northamptonshire Council, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD.

Pre-application enquiries will not be validated until payment has been received: see the pre-application fee schedule. Payment can be made by cheque or debit/credit card. A 1.8% surcharge applies to credit card payments.

For further details or advice, please call 01327 322237.