We offer a Planning Pre-Application Advice Scheme for specific advice on development proposals. You will now be required to make an appointment with a Planning Officer for which a fee may be required.
Pre-Application Advice Scheme
If you wish to make an appointment please read the following explanatory notes and take note of the fee that would be required before completing the online Pre-application advice form accessed by clicking on the link below:
Advice on specific development proposals will only be provided by appointment with a planning officer. Initial meetings with existing Brentwood residents and businesses (including their agents) concerning extension or alteration of their houses or business premises will be free of charge.
The fees are based on a sliding scale depending on the nature of the proposal.
Scale of Fees
The scale of fees is as follows:
A single meeting with householders living within Brentwood Borough and/or their agents concerning the extension or alteration of their dwelling (but not the redevelopment or replacement of their dwelling).
A single meeting with the operators of businesses within Brentwood Borough and/or their agents concerning the extension or alteration of their business premises, including the proposed display of advertisements relating to those premises (but not the redevelopment of their businesses premises)
The owners or occupiers of listed buildings concerning structural alterations to their buildings that would require listed building consent.
Band A - £50 including:-
Second or subsequent meetings with those entitled to a free first meeting (except in relation to Listed Building Consent issues where all meetings are free). Non-residents of Brentwood Borough in connection with extensions or alterations of dwellings within the Borough.
Band B - £300 including:-
Development comprising the extension or alteration of buildings, the construction of ten dwellings or fewer or non-residential development of less than 1000 sq m.
The change of use of buildings resulting in equivalent accommodation or other development including the 'variation' of conditions or planning obligations
Band C - £750 including:-
Developments in excess of ten dwellings or 1000 sq m of non-residential development where one meeting is required.
Change of use of equivalent accommodation
Band D - £negotiable:-
Larger or more complex Band B or C developments where a developer may wish to embark on a programme of meetings.
Payment must be received before the meeting.
Requesting a meeting
If you wish to arrange an appointment to meet a Planning Officer, you should complete the online form using the link above. If you have any queries on completing the form please contact the Planning Development Control Service on 01277 312620 or E-mail email@example.com
Before arranging a meeting the planning officer will need to know the address of the property or site concerned and the nature of the proposal, including drawings, including a site location plan showing adjacent buildings. Photographs are also helpful. Please provide as much information as possible to enable the planning officer to understand the issues to be discussed and to determine who may need to be present at the meeting.
Within 14 days of the request for a meeting a response will be sent setting out suggested dates for the meeting.
Who will attend?
Meetings will be attended by planning officers of an appropriate level of seniority and where necessary officers from other areas of responsibility (eg Highways, Environmental Health, historic environment).
Nature of advice
The advice given will be only in relation to planning matters in the context of National and Local Planning Policies and guidance. All advice will be given without prejudice to the consideration and determination of any application that may be submitted and the payment of a fee for advice will not influence the officer recommendation in relation to any application submitted.
After the meeting
The Planning Officer will prepare notes of the meeting including a summary of the advice given and these will be forwarded to the prospective developer within an agreed timescale.
- Address: Brentwood Borough Council, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AY
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 01277 312500
- Fax: 01277 312743
- Minicom: 01277 312809
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This page was updated on 11 March 2013.
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