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Pre-application advice

To find out if you need planning permission or discuss the acceptability of a proposal before applying for planning permission please use our pre-application advice service.

 

The District Council charges for this service in accordance with the pre-application planning advice charging schedule, which can be viewed here [PDF 186KB].

 

The more information you can provide about your proposal the more detailed our advice to you will be. We aim to respond to your enquiry within the time scales set out in the schedule attached above and below. It may be necessary in some circumstances to extend these time periods, particularly where consultation with other organisations is required, however, this will be agreed with you beforehand.

 

Please note there is no facility to refund any fees paid for this service.

 

Before you go any further – consider this important question!
Does your query relate to a property or land within the Peak District National Park. If it does please seek advice from the Peak District National Park Authority - the relevant planning authority for your enquiry.  

 

Where can I obtain some free advice?
The planning portal website contains some useful advice on permitted development rights and the need for planning permission. The Local Plan pages also contain useful information on Development Plan policies that are applicable to the Derbyshire Dales District.

 

Contact Derbyshire Dales District Council for pre-application discussions
Should you wish to engage in this service, please submit details of your proposals and make the relevant payment. Once we have validated your enquiry you will be issued with a reference number and be advised which Officer is dealing with your enquiry and their contact details within 10 working days. At this point you will also be advised of the target response date which will depend upon the complexity of your enquiry and whether any external consultations are required.

To submit your pre-application enquiry you will need to:

  1. Complete the request for pre-application advice form below (please refer to the correct category and submission notes here).
  2. Call 01629 761166 to make your payment.

Request for pre-application advice (online form)

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT A REQUEST FOR PRE-APPLICATION ADVICE WILL NOT BE DEEMED VALID UNTIL THE RELEVANT FEE HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY THE DISTRICT COUNCIL

 Category

 Proposal

 Letter Fee (see below for exemptions)

In all cases the more information that is provided will result in a more detailed and informed response from the Authority.

Please note:

  • All fees noted below are inclusive of VAT
  • Refunds will not be issued
    • Exemptions where no fee is required:

-      Works wholly associated with adaptations for the disabled.

-      Fully affordable housing schemes.

Letter and Meeting Fee

Held in Council offices unless otherwise requested by Officers

A

 Do I need planning permission

 Time to respond 2 weeks

  £25

N/A
B

  Householder proposals (Per site)

Time to respond 2 weeks or as otherwise notified 

  £50

N/A
C

  Works to Listed Buildings

Time to respond 2 weeks or as otherwise notified 

  Householder £50

  Commercial £100

  Letter and meeting:

  Householder £150

  Commercial £200

D  

  Advertisement proposals (Per site)

Time to respond 2 weeks or as otherwise notified  (If the building is listed refer to works to listed buildings)

  £50

N/A
E

Change of use Inc. notifications (not Inc. dwellings, major developments / engineering work) Inc. minor renewables  

Time to respond 2 weeks or as otherwise notified

  £100

N/A
F

All other uses 0 – 499 Sqm

Time taken to respond 4 weeks or as otherwise notified

  £100    

Letter and meeting £150
G

All other uses 500-999 Sqm/ less than 1ha or,

0 – 3 dwellings (Outline less than 0.5ha)

Time to respond 4 weeks or as otherwise notified

  £150

Letter and meeting £350

H

All other uses 1,000 – 9,999 Sqm / 1-2 Ha

or,

4 – 9 dwellings (Outline less than 0.5ha)

Time to respond 4 weeks or as otherwise notified 

  £300

Letter and meeting £500

I

10-199 Dwellings (Outline of 0.5 – 4 Ha)

Time to respond 4 weeks or as otherwise notified

  £500

Letter and meeting £750

J

All other uses: 10,000+ Sqm/more than 2 Ha  

Time to respond 4 weeks or as otherwise notified 

  £750

Letter and meeting £1000

  K

200+ Dwellings / more than 4Ha

Time to respond 4 weeks or as otherwise notified 

  £750

  Letter and meeting £1000

L Additional letter and/or meeting Half original fee

  N/A

M

Initial ‘in principle’ enquiry with email confirmation of meeting with limited up front information provided.

  £300

Email to confirm discussion