Will I get planning permission?

Will I get planning permission?

We welcome and encourage discussions before you make and submit your planning application. This often helps the process along by dealing with various issues at the earliest stage and so can result in a speedier decision. 

You can receive limited free guidance about submitting planning applications, fees, design and other matters face to face here at the Civic Centre and at the planning surgeries we run at the Easingwold and Stokesley area offices:

  • Civic Centre: 8.45 - 5.15 Monday to Thursday and 8.45 - 4.45 Friday
  • Stokesley: 2.00 - 4.30 by appointment on every other Tuesday afternoon
  • Easingwold: 9.30 - 12.30 by appointment on every other Wednesday morning 

The advice we give in this way will be accurate and objective but will not be based on extensive research and is therefore limited in scope. Therefore we cannot say for definite, whether your planning proposal will be approved or not.

What kind of professional advice can I get?

For comprehensive advice, including relevant legislation, Government advice and planning policies. Along with detailed advice on design, layout and other matters you need to submit our Pre Planning Application Enquiry form found below.

You are now able fill out the pre planning application enquiry form and pay online to save time and to ensure your application form reaches us:

Alternatively this application form available to download from our website and you can access it via the following link -

The pre planning application enquiry fees vary according to the scale and nature of the development but in all cases our aims are to:

  • Achieve better quality applications on submission.
  • Deliver a better service to our customers.
  • Reduce delays in decision-making.
  • Work proactively with developers and the community to support growth.
  • Provide the opportunity for more productive community engagement on development.
  • Maximise the use of the pre-application stage to resolve issues and provide solutions.

Please note that whilst we will try to provide the most comprehensive advice we can, it is not possible to cover everything that may arise in a subsequent application so all pre-application advice is given on a “without prejudice” basis.

What kind of service do I get for my planning application?

Whilst we will try to provide the most comprehensive advice we can, it is not possible to cover everything that may arise in a subsequent application so all pre-application advice is given on a “without prejudice” basis.

Timescales

Once a pre planning application has been validated, we aim to be in touch with the applicant within 3 weeks of receipt of a complete pre-application request for advice to arrange a meeting at a mutually convenient time and that written advice will be provided following the meeting at a time to be agreed at the meeting

Fees

Please see below for further information on the service such as what is provided and the applicable fees.

 

Category

Description

Service provided

Householder Domestic alterations Research and typically a 15 minute meeting and letter of confirmation
Small development

1-4 dwellings

Up to 499 square metres of non-residential floor space

Research, liaison with consultees, 1 hour meeting and letter of confirmation
Intermediate development

5-49 dwellings

500-4,999 square metres non-residential floor space

Research, liaison with consultees, 1 hour meeting and letter of confirmation

Additional meetings or advice

Major development

50-199 dwellings

5,000-9,999 square metres non-residential floor space

Research, liaison with consultees, 1-2 hour meeting and letter of confirmation
Large scale major development

200+ dwellings

10,000+ square metres non-residential floor space

Research, liaison with consultees, 2 hour meeting and letter of confirmation

Additional meetings or advice

Fee Exemptions

Please note that there certain situations where a pre planning application enquiry is exempt from paying any fee. Please see below to find out more.

Development by Town and Parish Councils for their own non-commercial purposes

Registered Providers proposing affordable housing (Not as part of a mixed tenure scheme)

Charities - developments for the benefit of the public

Agricultural buildings unless Schedule 1 EIA

Works to trees with a Tree Preservation Order / within a Conservation Area

Listed building consent