Pre-application enquiry service
Do I need planning permission?
Many types of minor development are classed as ‘permitted development’. This means they do not require a planning application. These can include certain extensions or alterations to houses or small scale farm development. The permitted development regulations are quite complicated, for a fee of £35 (including VAT) we can confirm whether your proposal is ‘permitted development’ or if a planning application is required. Details of how to find out about your proposal are set out below.
Will I get planning permission?
The Government encourages applicants to seek advice before they submit a planning application. Doing this allows planning officers to give advice on any potential problems, or add value to proposals. This ‘front-loading’ of the planning application process allows applications to be dealt with more quickly and reduces the likelihood of permission being refused.
Coronavirus update – Planning Service – March 2021
In line with Government advice and to keep our staff and customers safe, our offices at Eastburn remain closed. However our planning team can still be contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will continue to process planning applications which have already been submitted. If you are submitting a new application please do so electronically through the planning portal website. We are unlikely to be able to deal efficiently with planning applications received by post or paid for by cheque.
Due to our offices being closed there is likely to be a delay in receiving any letters or documents sent by post. Please send all correspondence to email@example.com.
If you have sent anything to the planning department within the last week please can you email firstname.lastname@example.org so that a colleague can contact you.
We are continuing to progress pre-application enquiries but can only accept online BACS payment. We would appreciate the submission of site photographs so that our officers do not need to visit your property.
For the latest government guidance concerning planning appeals please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-planning-inspectorate-guidance
Northumberland National Park Authority offers a confidential pre-application enquiry service through which we can provide written advice about whether your proposals require planning permission or Listed Building Consent and/or whether the proposal could be supported at the formal application stage.
To submit a pre-application enquiry please complete the relevant application form, either householder or non-householder (See below).