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Pre-application advice

North Dorset

Get our opinion about your proposal before you submit a full application.


We don't offer free, informal advice over the telephone or to visitors to our offices. There is a fee for this advice as it requires work by a trained officer.

Find out more about common projects and the need for planning permission.

Apply for pre-application advice

Before you start

Find out:

You will need to have these documents ready to upload:

  1. plans
  2. photographs
  3. an explanation of what you want to do

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Alternatively You can apply via our paper application form:

  1. fill out the pre-application advice enquiry form
  2. attach plans, photographs and a covering letter that explains what you want to do
  3. return the form to us via email or send it in the post
  4. pay the fee by  calling or posting a cheque

Contact the planning team if you need more advice.

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