Pre-application enquiries

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.

New fees for pre application enquiries relating to Listed Buildings Consent are also being introduced on 1 February 2018.  Please see the guidance note and pre application enquiry form below.

How do I get pre-application advice?

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 Documents section.

Please note:  You will need to save the enquiry form to your system before completing it

The enquiry form, supporting information and fee should be emailed to 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.

Further help
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.​​​​​​



Feb 18 Revised pre-application enquiry service request form 18 Revised pre-application enquiry service request form01.pdf397178pdf
Guidance for applicants February 2018 update for applicants February 2018 update01.pdf385078pdf
Minerals pre-application enquiry service request form 2018 pre-application enquiry service request form 2018.pdf404097pdf
Major pre-application enquiry: extra meeting request meeting request form.pdf36272pdf
Pre app engagement guide update 2018 app engagement guide update 2018.pdf672079pdf
Householder design guide
Neighbourhoods For Living
A5 leaflet.indd Performance Agreements Protocol.pdf577611pdf
Equality Impact Assess on Pre-app charges 2016 pre-app charges Jan 16.pdf58137pdf

Did you find what you were looking for?

Did you find the information you were looking for?