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 increased. The new schedule of fees and the pre application enquiry request form is available in the related documents section of this page.

New fees for pre application enquiries relating to Listed Buildings Consent are also being introduced on 1 February 2018. Please see the guidance note (PDF 376KB) and pre application enquiry form (PDF 388KB) 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 related documents section of this page.

The enquiry form which describes the supporting information requirements is also in the related 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
Merrion House
110 Merrion Centre

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 related 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 related documents section - will help you with this.​​​​​​



Minerals pre-application enquiry service request form 2018 pre-application enquiry service request form 2018.pdf496201pdf
Pre app engagement guide update 2018 app engagement guide update 2018.pdf672079pdf
Householder design guide
Planning performance agreements protocol Performance Agreements Protocol.pdf577611pdf
Equality Impact Assess on Pre-app charges 2016 pre-app charges Jan 16.pdf58137pdf
Neighbourhoods for living for living.pdf14999966pdf
Guidance note for applicants note for applicants.pdf435383pdf
Major pre-application enquiry extra meeting request form pre-application enquiry extra meeting request form.pdf216004pdf
Pre-application enquiry service request form May 2018 enquiry service request form May 2018.pdf481511pdf

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