Pre-Application Advice Service

The Legacy Corporation encourages you to discuss your planning proposals with a member of our Planning Policy and Decisions Team (PPDT) before making an application. This is particularly important for large and more complex planning schemes.

If you are making a pre-application request relating to land within the Legacy Corporation Planning Area, then this must be submitted to the Legacy Corporation, rather than to the local borough. Please use the map of the Legacy Corporation planning area to determine where your site lies - Planning Area Map.

How to apply

If you would like to request pre-app advice then please download and fully complete the Pre-Application Advice Request Form below and submit it to us together with a covering letter, site location plan and any other documentation that will assist us in processing and responding to your request as comprehensively as we can. The form is self-explanatory and full details on how to complete and submit your pre-application request can be found within the form.

Please note – In January 2018, Mayoral Development Corporations (MDC's) were granted the ability to charge for pre-application advice. This brings the MDC's in line with a number of Local Planning Authorities, where charging for pre-application advice is commonplace.

Since the 6 December 2018 there is now a charge for this service and this fee will need to be paid before we can begin processing your request. A breakdown of the different categories and the respective fees can be found below. Details for submitting your payment can be found below the table.

Pre-Application Fees

 

At the LLDC Planning Decisions Committee Meeting on the 23 October 2018, it was agreed to adopt the following charging as outlined below. This came into force on the 6 December 2018.

Category

Development Type and Scale

Fee

Householder

  • Extensions or alterations to single dwellings

No Charge

Other

  • 1-3 new residential dwellings
  • Extensions and alterations to commercial premises up to 99 sq. m including change of use
  • Shopfronts
  • Small scale adverts

 

 

 No Charge

Minor Development

  • 4 to 9 new residential dwellings
  • New build or extensions from 100 sq.m. to 999 sq.m of non-residential floorspace, including change of use
  • Mixed use development from 100 sq.m. to 999 sq.m Telecommunications
  • Prior approvals for development within this category
  • Reserved matters pursuant to outline applications for development within this category
  • Conditions, minor material amendments and non-material amendments for development types within this category

 

£3,500 (£4,200 Incl of VAT)

 

Follow up meetings:

 £2,500 (£3,000 Incl of VAT) 

Major Development

  • 10-49 new residential dwellings
  • New build or extensions from 1,000 sq.m. to 4,999 sq.m of non-residential floorspace including change of use
  • Mixed use development from 1,000 sq.m.to 4,999 sq.m
  • Reserved matters pursuant to outline applications for development within this category
  • Conditions, minor material amendments and non-material amendments for development types within this category

 £5,500 (£6,600 Incl of VAT)

Follow up meetings:

£4,500 (£5,400 Incl of VAT)

Large Scale

Major Development

  • 50-149 residential dwellings
  • New build or extensions from 5,000 sq.m. to 9,999 sq.m of non-residential floorspace including change of use
  • Mixed use development of 5,000 sq.m. to 9,999 sq.m
  • Reserved matters pursuant to outline applications for development within this category
  • Conditions, minor material amendments and non-material amendments for development types within this category
            

£7,500 (£9,000 Incl of VAT

 

Follow up meetings:

 £5,500 (£6,600 Incl of VAT)  

Strategic Development

  • 150 new residential dwellings or more
  • New build or extensions of 10,000 sq. m or more of non-residential floorspace including change of use
  • Mixed use development of 10,000 sq. m or more
  • Reserved matters pursuant to outline applications within this category
  • Conditions, minor material amendments and non-material amendments for development types within this category
                     

£9,500 (£11,400 Incl of VAT)

 

Follow up meetings:

 

£6,500 (£7,800 Incl of VAT)