Pre-planning application enquiry service
Leeds City Council is committed to working with applicants at the pre-application stage of planning proposals and we actively encourage pre-application discussions for all types of development.
From 1 February 2018 fees for the pre application enquiry service will be increased, the new fees will relate to any pre applications received on or after 1 February 2018. The new schedule of fees and the pre application enquiry request form is available in the download section below.
How do I get pre-application advice?
Please note: You will need to save the enquiry form to your system before completing it
All enquiries should only be submitted on the pre-application advice service form along with supporting information and fee. Guidance notes describing what the enquiry service provides and the fees payable is available in the
Documents section of this page. The enquiry form which describes the supporting information requirements is also in the
The enquiry form, supporting information and fee should be emailed to DVD.Planning.PreApplications@leeds.gov.uk or send by post to: Planning Services, The Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds LS2 8HD.
What information will I need to provide?
The Council will require certain information to be submitted with your pre-application enquiry to ensure that proper evaluation and robust feedback can be given. The pre-application advice service form provides a checklist of the information that should be submitted. Without the supporting information the enquiry cannot be dealt with.
The level of submitted information should be in proportion to the size and type of development that you are proposing. The more comprehensive the information supplied, the more detailed our response can be.
A range of publications, guidance and policy documents are available in the
Documents section which will help you develop your proposal.
Some extensions to houses and some garden buildings do not need planning permission. You can check on the mini guide to permitted development on the
Planning Portal website or use the Permitted Development enquiry service for which there is a fee.
The Council positively encourages any applicants to consult with neighbours and for larger schemes ward members and local communities on their proposals. A guidance leaflet Pre-application engagement – a guide to best practice available from the
Documents section will help you with this.