A1 Planning consider that pre-application advice is essential in scoping potential development proposals. Doing this will save time and money in the long run by avoiding preparing drawings and other supporting documents on schemes which are unlikely to achieve planning permission. Pre-application advice can be provided in the following ways:
• Conformation as to whether planning permission is required for a particular development.
• Advice on how to improve the chances of obtaining planning consent.
• Pre-application meetings with Local Planning Authorities to scope planning issues and future applications.
• Submission of written pre-application advice to Local Planning Authorities to scope planning issues and future applications.