Pre-application Planning Advice

Our Development Management Team is committed to providing an efficient planning service, promoting regeneration and the quality of our environment.

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We recognise the value of pre-application discussion as it helps to overcome problems at the start of the process. We therefore encourage you to talk to us about your proposal at the earliest opportunity. View our pre-application charter.

Requesting Advice

Please submit your enquiries in writing, preferably by email to planning@stoke.gov.uk attaching the form below. You may also submit your enquiry by post or in person.

Planning Enquiry Form (pdf)  Planning Enquiry Form (Word)

The following information should be included with your request:

  • covering letter (or the form above) with your name, address, description of the site location and the proposed works
  • site location map with the boundary of the application site outlined in red
  • photographs of the site and the surrounding area
  • plans or other drawings (where available)

If a meeting is requested, the necessary information should be sent to the case officer 7 days in advance of the meeting.     

Please remember that the more information you can provide about your proposal, the more accurate our feedback will be.

Status of Advice

Any advice that we give you is given in good faith, based upon the information we have at the time. Any views expressed by officers are done so without prejudice to the consideration of any future planning application.

All planning applications will be subject to statutory consultation and publicity. Officers cannot guarantee that planning permission will be granted. We aim to provide clear and consistent advice based upon the information available to us. 

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