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Pre-application Advice


Why get it

Pre-application advice helps to:

  • Identify and address any potential problems with your application
  • Identify any additional advice you might need
  • Identify any specialist advice you might need
  • Stop you from submitting an invalid application

We'll discuss your proposal in more depth, including the design and any materials you plan to use, before you submit a full planning application.

After applying

We'll aim to validate you're application within two working days and then contact you shortly after. Once we have everything we need from you, the case officer will contact you to arrange any meetings and again with their advice within 20 working days.

Data protection

Your application will be treated confidentially. However we may have to include it as part of Freedom of Information requests. If this happens we'll contact you beforehand. For more information about Freedom of Information visit our Freedom of Information pages.

Advice

Meeting with planning officers

Open

Types of application

There are seven types of application you might want advice about:

  • Household
  • Commercial includes small home businesses, child minders, small shops, taxi services etc
  • Minor development of one to nine residential units or commercial floor space of up 999 square metres
  • Major development of 10 to 49 residential units or commercial floor space between 1,000 and 4,999 square metres
  • Large scale development of over 50 residential units or commercial floor space of over 5,000 square metres
  • Applications for works to listed buildings and
  • Applications for works to protected trees

Fees

All fees include VAT.

Application Hourly Rate up to 1 October 2018
Household £103
Minor and commercial developments £390
Major and commercial developments £390
Large scale and commercial developments £390
Works to listed buildings £146
Works to protected trees £44

New fees from 1st of October 2018:

ApplicationStandard Hourly Rate from 1 October 2018On Site Hourly Rate from 1 October 2018
Household£150£180
Minor and commercial developments£300£360
Major and commercial developments£450£540
Large scale and commercial developments£600£720
Works to listed buildings£150£150
Works to protected trees £50£50

Meeting with specialist officers

Open

Types of application

There are five types of application you might want more specialist advice about:

  • Household
  • Minor development of one to nine residential units or commercial floor space of up 999 square metres
  • Major development of 10 to 49 residential units or commercial floor space between 1,000 and 4,999 square metres
  • Large scale development of over 50 residential units or commercial floor space of over 5,000 square metres and
  • General heritage, landscape or trees advice

Fees

All fees include VAT.

Application Hourly Rate up to 1 October 2018 Officer Rate up to 1 October 2018Standard Hourly Rate from 1 October 2018On Site Hourly Rate from 1 October 2018Standard Officer Rate from 1 October 2018On Site Officer Rate from 1 October 2018
Household with heritage, landscape or trees £103 £146 each £150£180£150 each£180 each
Minor with heritage, landscape or trees £390 £146 each£300£360 £150 each£180 each
Major with heritage, landscape or trees £390 £146 each£450£540 £150 each£180 each
Large scale with heritage, landscape or trees £390 £146 each£600£720 £150 each£180 each
General heritage, landscape or trees - £146 each-- £150 each£180 each
Total Cost (Hourly Rate + Officer Rate) x Length of meeting

Written advice

Open

Types of application

There are four types of application you might want advice about:

  • Household
  • Commercial includes small home businesses, child minders, small shops, taxi services etc
  • Minor development of one to nine residential units or commercial floor space of up 999 square metres and
  • Major development of 10 to 49 residential units or commercial floor space between 1,000 and 4,999 square metres

Fees

All fees include VAT.

ApplicationFee up to 1 October 2018Fee from 1 October 2018
Household £44 £50
Commercial £72 -
Minor development £146£100
Major development£146£150

Apply for a pre-application online

You can apply and pay online, using our online form.

Apply online

One Off Payment

If you've already applied and just need to make payment, use our online form. You can pay by debit or credit card. We accept Visa Debit, Visa and Mastercard.

Make a one off payment

Alternate ways of applying

You can write to:
Planning Technical Officer
Planning
Maidstone House
King Street
Maidstone
ME15 6JQ
Your application must include:

Your name and contact details

The correct fee

The site address

Information about the site. For example, what you're proposing, how the land will be used, what you plan to build on it etc

A site plan with the site outlined in red

A sketch plan of the existing site including any buildings, trees etc

If you want to meet with officers we'll also need to see scaled plans clearly outlining your proposal. This could also include elevation and floor plans


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