I need Planning Advice
There are two main ways in which Planning Advice can be gained from Worcester City Council Planning Authority and these come in the form of:
You can make certain types of minor changes to your house without needing to apply for planning permission. These are called "permitted development rights".
Worcester City Council seeks to provide a positive climate for pre-application discussions, offering an approach with impartial and professional advice within an agreed time frame concerning applications coming forward for determination by a formal planning application. The service is structured to provide an ‘in principle' feed back on your proposals as well as more detailed discussions and negotiations on a scheme before you submit a formal planning application.
Although we will make a modest charge for advice on permitted development and for pre-application enquiries, we will continue to offer free services that aim to provide the following:
- Information on the forms, plans and supporting information required for submitting a planning application and the required fee.
- Queries about planning applications pending determination
- Identification of the relevant development policies for particular development types
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