Pre-application enquiry

Pre-application enquiry

Pre-application advice can provide guidance on whether planning permission is required, if proposals would be acceptable and flag any potential issues that may arise.

Do I need planning permission?

This service provides the applicant with a letter from the council stating whether the submitted query would require permission for the following types of development:

  • householder proposals
  • commercial/change of use/shop fronts
  • planning permission
  • listed building consent
  • advertisement consent

More information & how to apply
To submit your enquiry please send the completed application form and accompanying documents to planning@northumberland.gov.uk or to apply through the Council's website click here.

Fees can be paid online here or over the phone by calling 0345 600 6400.

 

Householder

For proposals to residential properties that cover the following:

  • extensions/alterations to dwellings.
  • development within the residential curtilage.
  • works to listed buildings that are single properties.

More information & how to apply
  • Application form
  • Timescale - 20 working days    
  • Fee - £60 (VAT inclusive)
To submit your enquiry please send the completed application form and accompanying documents to planning@northumberland.gov.uk

Fees can be paid online here or over the phone by calling 0345 600 6400.

 

Minor development

Minor development is split into two categories;

Small scale minor development includes;

  • Proposals for single dwellings
  • Advertisements/shop fronts/agricultural/telecommunications
  • Change of use less than 500m²
  • Non-residential development less than 500m²
  • Listed buildings - extension/alterations subject to the limits above.
Large scale minor developments include;
  • 2-9 dwellings on sites less than 1ha
  • Change of use 500m²-1000m²
  • Non-residential development of 500m²-1,000m²
  • Listed buildings - extension/alterations subject to the limits above.
  • Renewables developments of less than 1ha

More information & how to apply
To submit your enquiry please send the completed application form and accompanying documents to planning@northumberland.gov.uk

Fees can be paid online here or over the phone by calling 0345 600 6400.

 

Major Development

The following types of proposal are applicable for major development;

  • 10-99 dwellings
  • Residential development on sites of 1ha-2.5ha
  • Non-residential development of 1,000m²-10,000m²
  • Change of use- 1,000m²-10,000m²
  • Minerals and waste developments on sites of 15ha or less
  • All waste proposals were the annual throughput is less than 50,000 tonnes
  • Renewables developments on sites of 1ha - 4ha

More information & how to apply
To submit your enquiry please send the completed application form and accompanying documents to planning@northumberland.gov.uk

Fees can be paid online here or over the phone by calling 0345 600 6400.

 

Strategic development projects

Strategic development projects are set out below;

More information & how to apply
To submit your enquiry please send the completed application form and accompanying documents to planning@northumberland.gov.uk

Fees can be paid online here or over the phone by calling 0345 600 6400.