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Pre-application advice

Our advice can help you make a better application and save time and money.

The benefits

Our advice can help you to:

  • understand how we judge your proposal

  • work out if you need special input, such as with:

    • historic buildings

    • trees or landscape

    • contaminated or unstable land

  • change your proposal to make it more likely to get approved

  • reduce the time spent working with professional advisors

  • see where a proposal is unacceptable saving the you the costs of making a full application

  • avoid rejection because there is not enough information given

  • work out if there is any need for a planning obligation or contribution

Contact your local council

Some authorities may charge for this service.

Select your authority:

Dorset County Council (DCC)

DCC handle:

  • Waste and Minerals applications
  • County Development applications, such as works to:
    • Local Authority premises
    • schools
    • highway-related work
    • development on county farms

Get pre application advice from DCC

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