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Prior notification and prior approval

Prior Notification is a procedure whereby a developer must notify the planning authority of proposals before exercising permitted development rights. This procedure will not result in 'planning permission'. The end result will be a determination that "prior approval", in the form of a planning application, is or is not required.

For some developments - farm or forestry building works, demolition, freestanding domestic micro-wind turbines or domestic air-source heat pumps -  you are required to give the council details of the proposals in order to determine whether prior approval is required. The council has 28 days to respond to your request. 

You can submit your Prior notification and prior approval through the ePlanning website, or you can use the forms below:

    Forms needed for Prior notification and prior approval

    Guidance to help complete Prior notification forms


    Application Fee

    Type of Development Fee payable
    Prior approval and/or prior notification to see if planning permission is required£78