Pre-application Service

New arrangements for pre-application discussions with the council's planners.

In order to ensure that prospective planning applications are well-prepared and have the appropriate information and drawings, the council is enhancing its pre-application service. The service will also allow changes to made before formal submission, or for proposals to be withdrawn, when there is little prospect of permission being granted.

Proposals should be made in writing with hard copy of plans and drawings where relevant, and a clear description of what is proposed. The appropriate fee should be submitted with the enquiry. The scale of fees is as follows:

Major (residential more than 10 units, or more than 1000m2 commercial

£1105

Medium (residential 2 and 10 units, or smaller commercial)

£370

Single dwellings, and other developments (not including householder)

£165

Householder extensions (written advice)

Free

Voluntary groups and parish councils

Free

Repairs to listed buildings

Free

Simple 'permitted development' or similar enquiries

Free

Vehicle cross-over confirmation letter £10

Upon receipt of the appropriate information and fee your enquiry will be acknowledged. A case officer will be allocated, and a response will be sent within a target of 28 days. If a meeting or site inspection is necessary, or if further information or additional time is required, the case officer will contact you. Complex applications will usually involve a meeting with the Council's 'development team'.

How to pay:

There are a number of ways you may make your payment.  These are set out below.

Telephone Payments

Please telephone 01474 337391 or 7688. 

Credit card transactions will be subject to a small additional handling charge. Debit card transactions are free.

Automatic payment machine

Pay by cash, debit or credit card at Civic Centre through our new automatic payment machine. It's quick and easy; if you need assistance a member of staff will be happy to help you. Please attach a copy of the receipt to your form.

By post

Enclosing a cheque made payable to Gravesham Borough Council. Do not send cash. On the back of the cheque please write the site address, and the words "Pre-application"

The completed form and payment should either be sent to -

Planning & Regeneration Services
Civic Centre
Windmill Street
Gravesend
DA12 1AU

or emailed to planning.admin@gravesham.gov.uk

Once we have received your form and the appropriate fee, your enquiry will be acknowledged. A case officer will be allocated, and a response will be sent within a target of 28 days. If a meeting or site inspection is necessary, or if further information or additional time is required, the case officer will contact you. Complex applications will usually involve a meeting with the Council's 'development team'.

Please note that pre-application advice does not constitute a formal decision of the Council, and would not prejudice or amount to pre-determination of any planning application by the Borough Council.

If you require any general pre - planning application advice or other information please contact Planning Administration 01474 337391, or planning.admin@gravesham.gov.uk

Last Updated: 01st October 2013