Formal pre-application advice

On 1 April the single new council for North Yorkshire launches.
Over the weekend, there may be times when some of our systems are not available as we work to bring them together.

We welcome and encourage pre-application discussions on development proposals.

We can help with:

  • Establishing whether your application is likely to be granted
  • Understanding national and local polices and how they may affect your application
  • Reducing delays in the process by helping you prepare your proposal
  • Identifying if specialist input will be needed

This advice is given without prejudice to the final recommendation on the proposal, which will be made in the light of consultation responses and detailed consideration of the application.

There is a fee for this service. The scale of fees are below.

For a complete description of the service and details of the fees, please read our pre-application advice guidance document

If you think the service is appropriate for your needs, please fill in and return our pre-application advice application form.  We also have an editable (pdf version) of the form, available at the bottom of this page. 


Identify the category and choose a type of advice (series of meetings plus written advice or written advice only)
  Category 1

Category 2

Category 3 Category 4
Number of Dwellings 50+ 10-49 1-9

Other minor development

(e.g. household extensions not

included in Categories 1-3)

Floor Area

(non residential or mixed)

2,000 sqm 1,000 - 1,999 sqm 100-999 sqm
Site Area 1 hectare + 0.2 to 1.0 hectare 0.1 to 0.2 hectare

Height (only new buildings or structures)

N/A N/A Over 12m



Charges Types

Up to 3 meetings

plus written advice

Up to 3 meetings

plus written advice

Up to 2 meetings

plus written advice

1 meeting

plus written advice

For meetings & advice


(£800 + VAT)


(£400 + VAT)


(£180 + VAT)


(£70 + VAT)

Only written advice


(£300 + VAT)


(£200 + VAT)


(£100 + VAT)


(£50 + VAT)

Permitted Development Enquiry (Do I Need Planning Permission) in order to establish whether permission is required £25 (no VAT)




PDF icon Pre-app Form - Editable (pdf version) 993.86 KB