Pre-application (pre-app) advice
West Dorset and Weymouth & Portland
Please note that we are unable to give planning advice over the phone or webchat. If you would like the advice of a planning officer attend a surgery or submit a pre-app advice form.
Before you submit an application, you can ask for the advice of a planning officer. You can have a 15 to 30 minute appointment to talk to them.
The surgery meetings aim to assist with householder enquiries only. If your enquiry relates to a minor or larger scale proposal you should use a pre-app form.
Find out more about planning surgeries
Find out more about common projects and the need for planning permission
Apply for pre-app advice
Before you start
Apply for our advice online
You will need to have plans, photographs, a description of what you want to do and a credit or debit card to submit payment
Alternatively you can apply via our paper application form:
fill out the pre-app advice enquiry form
attach plans, photographs and a covering letter that explains what you want to do
return the form to us via email or send it in the post
pay the fee by calling or posting a cheque
Contact the planning team if you need more advice.