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We welcome pre-application discussions before you submit a formal planning application. The service aims to take some of the uncertainty out of the process and offers you constructive and without prejudice advice on the likelihood of your proposal receiving planning permission.

Our pre-application enquiry services

From 1 April 2018 we offer different types of services for pre-application enquiries. The fee and target timescales for the services are tiered depending on the service and scale of the development proposed.

Our guidance note covers the following information for enquiries:

  • the benefits of pre-application advice
  • the written advice service
  • the meeting and written advice service
  • development categories and fees
  • meeting arrangements and fees
  • amendments following pre-application advice and fees
  • timescales
  • multiple proposals and fees
  • concession and exemptions
  • what information you need
  • how to submit and pay for your enquiry
  • confidentiality and data protection
  • disclaimer

The services and what you'll pay

The fee schedule and target timescales for the different types of development category are set out below. For more information please see our guidance note.

1. Householder development category

  • extension and alteration to an existing dwellinghouse
  • development ancillary to the enjoyment of the dwellinghouse within its curtilage
  • target timescale 4 - 6 weeks
  • written advice service £73.80
  • one meeting and written advice service £179.40

2. Adverts and small scale development category

  • all advertisements
  • material change in use of buildings and land and the erection of buildings
  • excludes new dwelling houses and wind turbines
  • gross floor area does not exceed 99m2
  • site area does not exceed 0.1ha
  • target timescale 4 - 6 weeks
  • written advice service £252.20
  • one meeting and written advice service £357.80

3. Minor development category

  • 1 - 9 dwellings
  • material change in use of buildings and land
  • the erection of buildings
  • all other development
  • gross floor area 100m2 to 999m2
  • site area 0.1 ha to 0.49ha
  • target timescale 4 - 6 weeks
  • written advice service £304.40
  • one meeting and written advice service £410

4. Major development category

  • 10 - 49 dwellings
  • material change in use of buildings and land
  • the erection of buildings
  • all other development
  • gross floor 1000m2 to 4999m2
  • area 0.5ha to 4.9ha
  • target timescale 6 - 8 weeks
  • written advice service £1050.70
  • one meeting and written advice service £1260.80

5. Large major development category

  • 50 + dwellings
  • material change in use of buildings and land
  • the erection of buildings
  • all other development
  • gross floor area over 5000 m2
  • site area over 5.0 ha
  • target timescale 6 - 8 weeks
  • written advice service £2184.90
  • one meeting and written advice service £2395

6. Planning performance agreement

  • large-scale major developments are likely to require a planning performance agreement
  • the fee will need to fairly reflect the amount of officer time involved and is likely to be more than £2395.00. This will need to be discussed and agreed with the planning authority at the outset. Please contact planpreapp@harrogate.gov.uk for further information

If you have difficulty assessing within which category your proposal falls, please see the guidance notes or contact Customer Services on 01423 500600 or at customerservices@harrogate.gov.uk.

Pre-application planning online enquiry form

Pre-application planning form
Guidance notes

Page last updated 09/11/2018