Pre-application Advice & Decision Making

Pre-application Advice

The timescale for providing free pre-application advice will be up to 30 working days, but hopefully much quicker in the majority of cases.

Free pre-application advice will only be provided to potential residents/tenants where they can demonstrate genuine interest in buying or renting a property. This is for situations where someone wants to find out whether they are likely to be able to change a property that they are intending to buy or rent, before they commit to doing so. As currently happens however, actual applications will only be accepted from owners or tenants of the property in question.

Decision Making

The timescale for determining Estate Management applications will replicate the existing planning system, which is eight weeks from receipt of a valid application and fee, but hopefully much quicker in the majority of cases.

Decisions on Estate Management applications will be made independently of any planning applications.

Page updated: 7/01/2019

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