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Preliminary planning advice

How to find out if you're likely to get planning permission for your project

If you'd like advice from a planning officer about the likelihood of getting planning permission for your project, we offer a preliminary planning advice service. There is a fee to use this service.

This service should not be used to ask if planning permission is required.

Email your pre-application advice request to planning@rutland.gov.uk, and include:

  • the site address
  • a description of your proposed development (including a location and site plan)
  • your name, address, phone number and email address
  • the type of planning application proposed (for example full, outline, listed building, approval of reserved matters, details required by a planning condition)
  • whether you need a meeting to get pre-application advice (an additional charge may apply)
  • details and dates of any previous planning applications or pre-application discussions
  • a list of documents and plans you've submitted with your request. If possible, you should include a statement to justify your proposals with reference to national and local planning policy and guidance - site layout, elevations, details existing landscape features, for example
  • details of any consultation you've carried out or propose to carry out with statutory, non-statutory or community organisations
  • the fee amount you've paid 

If your request is straightforward, we'll send you a written response within 6 weeks. If you request is more complex, we will aim to send a response within 10 weeks as for some more complex enquiries, we may need to speak to external organisations first.

For more information and our fees, download our Preliminary Planning Advice Guidance and Fees document.

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