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Pre-Application Advice

What information do I need to submit?
 
Required Documents
Optional Documents
Sketch drawings and photographs to describe the site / building as existing
Sketch drawings to describe the proposal
Type of development Charge

How much does it cost?

5 or more dwellings £234 (includes VAT)
500sqm or more of new floor space £234 (includes VAT)
All mineral or waste applications (other than for minor operational developments such as small ancillary buildings) £234 (includes VAT)
Significant Major Development Please refer to the Development Team webpage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Process
Within 14 days of receiving a request a planning case officer from Development Management  will contact you either by phone / email or in writing to confirm:
That your proposal requires a meeting to provide pre application advice. A request for a meeting to provide pre application advice may be declined, where it is not considered either appropriate or necessary.
Any additional information that is required; and
The name(s) of the planning officer(s) who will be handling your enquiry.
Written confirmation of officer advice
You will receive a written response confirming the advice given. The information set out in the written response will be verified by the Team Leader, or Development Management Manager.
Please Note:
The final decision on planning applications may be made by Planning Committee and in some cases delegated to senior officers. The decision can only be taken following consultations with adjoining occupiers, statutory consultees and other interested parties once we have received and accepted your application(s) and following detailed assessment of the facts of the case. You should therefore be aware that the council officers are unable to offer any guarantees about the decision that will be made on your application(s).
Where to submit your pre-application advice request?
 
Email the completed application form together with the required and any optional documents to planningservices@walsall.gov.uk
 

Employment, Training and Local Suppliers

Walsall Council’s Corporate Plan sets out the key priority as ‘Supporting Business to Thrive and Supporting Local People into Work’. Our Strategic Regeneration team achieve this through encouraging employment and training for local residents and by promoting our local supply chain through all public and private investment in Walsall and the wider area. The team can help to identify suitable local candidates for your project or development, offer free training as well as recommending local consultants, suppliers or contractors to an agreed specification in order to promote local jobs, reduce carbon emissions and congestion, and support corporate social responsibility. The attached flyer sets out the additional support that is available to you.

Walsall Works Team

Please do not contact Walsall Works Team for planning pre-application advice, please refer to the webpage Find out more on how to apply for pre-application advice.
Email: walsallworks@walsall.gov.uk
Website: www.walsall.com

Important Update: First Stop Duty Service will only be available Monday's, Tuesday's and Friday's for the duration of August 2018.
This should be the first step in determining if what you're planning to do is either covered by 'Permitted Development (PD)' or requires 'Planning Permission'.
Pre-application advice can also help speed up the planning application process as any potential problems can be highlighted before you submit an application.
The advice cannot guarantee that an application for planning permission when submitted will be accepted as valid and the advice provided is an officers opinion only and is on the basis of the information provided and the information available to the Council at this time and does not prejudice the determination of any future application by the Council.  The guidance does not override any restrictive covenants that may be attached to the land, you may wish to refer to your deeds for this information.

The pre-application advice service is only available for the developments listed in the table below.

Development Type

 

5 or more dwellings
500sqm or more of new floor space
All mineral or waste applications (other than for minor operational developments such as small ancillary buildings)
Significant Major Development

 

 

 

 

 

How to apply for Pre-application Advice

To find out how to apply and what information is needed to apply for pre-application advice please click on the below link.

Employment, Training and Local Suppliers

Walsall Council’s Corporate Plan sets out the key priority as ‘Supporting Business to Thrive and Supporting Local People into Work’. Our Strategic Regeneration team achieve this through encouraging employment and training for local residents and by promoting our local supply chain through all public and private investment in Walsall and the wider area. The team can help to identify suitable local candidates for your project or development, offer free training as well as recommending local consultants, suppliers or contractors to an agreed specification in order to promote local jobs, reduce carbon emissions and congestion, and support corporate social responsibility. The attached flyer sets out the additional support that is available to you.

Walsall Works Team

Please do not contact Walsall Works Team for planning pre-application advice, please refer to the webpage Find out more on how to apply for pre-application advice.
Email: walsallworks@walsall.gov.uk
Website: www.walsall.com

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