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Pre-Planning Advice

Pre-Application Advice

The County Council welcomes and encourages discussions on the transport impacts of new development proposals before a developer submits a planning application.  

By seeking transport pre - application advice, developers are able to work collaboratively with the County Council to solve problems, enhance sustainability, improve the quality of designs and provide more certainty for stakeholders.  

Below you will find guidance on our pre-application advice service, including our charges and how to make an application for transport pre-application advice.  

You can also email

Highways Protocol for charging for pre-application advice
Request for Transport pre-application advice form

Note that this is separate to the advice provided by Local Planning Authorities and other statutory consultees. Other authorities may charge for their advice.