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. Details for submitting the form and associated information can also be found at the bottom of this webpage.

Please noteIn 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.

At the LLDC Planning Decisions Committee Meeting on the 23 October 2018, it was agreed to adopt a charging schedule and since the 6 December 2018 there is now a charge for the pre-application advice 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.

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)

 

Submission & Payment

 

Please submit your completed form together with all other associated information to us by post or email:

By Post – 

Planning Policy and Decisions Team,
London Legacy Development Corporation
Level 10, 1 Stratford Place,
Montfichet Road,
London,
E20 1EJ

By Email – Please note in the subject line ‘Pre-Application Request’ and the site address: planningenquiries@londonlegacy.co.uk

 

Payments can be made by Cheque or BACS transfer:

 

Cheques:

 

Cheques should be made payable to the London Legacy Development Corporation and either submitted alongside your submission (if by post) or with a suitable covering letter (if sent by separate cover), to:

 

Planning Policy and Decisions Team,

London Legacy Development Corporation

Level 10, 1 Stratford Place,

Montfichet Road,

London,

E20 1EJ

 

BACS:

 

If you wish to pay via BACS transfer, then please use the details below to submit your payment:

 

Account name:          London Legacy Development Corporation

Account number:      63058050

Sort code:                   20-65-82

Address:                     Barclays Bank PLC, 50 Pall Mall, PO Box 15162, London, SW1A 1QB

 

If submitting your payment via BACS then please indicate within the payment reference that this is relating to a Pre-App Submission and if space allows part of the site address. If payment is made via BACS, then please ensure that your covering letter and/or email clearly indicates that payment has been made via this method and if possible provide evidence (payment receipt, etc.) to assist us in joining up your payment and pre-application submission.

 

As noted above the correct fee will need to be paid before we can begin processing your request.

 

Invoices for VAT purposes will be issued upon receipt of your payment. For us to issue an invoice, you will need to first be setup in our finance systems. Please can you therefore complete a LLDC Customer Details Form, which can be found at the end of the Pre-Application Advice Form or via the link below. Once complete please include this alongside your submission documents.

Should you have any questions or wish to discuss matters concerning payments / VAT then please contact us on 020 3288 8820.

 

Planning Performance Agreements (PPA’s)

 

Some proposals are complex and will require a programme of meetings to discuss the planning issues that relate to your site. To provide clarity and certainty about how we may view these issues we would recommend entering into a planning performance agreement (PPA) to help you through the planning process as it will provide an early opportunity to get a steer from the Local Planning Authority. This can include early discussions about possible planning conditions, S106 agreements and the documents you will need to submit with your application. You can enter into a PPA at any time during the application process, but it is advisable to do so as early as possible. Any pre-application fees already paid will be considered when agreeing a PPA programme.