The National Park Authority welcomes and encourages early discussions before a prospective developer or landowner submits a formal planning application for consideration. These discussions will provide applicants with the type of information that will be required to support an application but also gives a Planning Officer opinion of the likelihood of success.
The Authority holds a weekly Planning Surgery to assist with general planning related enquiries, which allows members of the public to speak to a Planning Officer before they submit a pre-application or formal application. The Planning Officer can also provide advice on the process involved. Please note that Planning Surgery appointments do not provide advice on specific schemes. Please email us or call 01646 624800 to book an appointment.
The Welsh Government requires all planning authorities to provide a statutory pre-application service and for a fee to be paid. Full details of the National Park Authority’s statutory pre-application service can be obtained by downloading our Pre-application Planning Guidance (Development Management) document.
Pre-application advice can be obtained through completion of a pre-application form which can either be completed on a computer or by hand. The Authority will endeavour to provide a written response within 21 days or another timescale that may be agreed with the applicant.
What advice will be provided?
As a minimum, applicants for householder developments should expect to receive the following information within their written response:
- The relevant planning history of the site
- The relevant development plan policies against which the development proposal will be assessed
- Relevant Supplementary Planning Guidance
- Any other material planning considerations
- An initial assessment of the proposed development, based on the information above.
For all other development proposals, applicants should receive all the information outlined above, as well as whether any Section 106 or Community Infrastructure Levy contributions are likely to be sought and an indication of the scope and amount of these contributions.