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Pre-application planning advice

Pages in Pre-application planning advice

  1. Pre-application advice scheme
  2. Pre-application information requirements
  1. Pre-application charging schedule
  2. Our pre-application commitments

Pre-application information requirements

We will require a minimum level of descriptive and illustrative material. It should be proportionate to the scale and stage of development of the proposals.

The cumulative size of the electronic documents submitted should not exceed 20 Mb; otherwise the authority may not be able to forward the documents to statutory consultees effectively.

For all proposals we will require:

  • The relevant fee or receipt of payment
  • A full description of the proposed works (minimum requirement)
  • A location plan identifying the site and its boundaries
  • An indicative site layout plan

Other documents which will be useful and ensure a robust response include:

  • Other illustrative material, if appropriate, such as sketch drawings, models,
  • to describe the proposal. Where known these should include floor plans,
  • elevations, adjacent buildings, access, servicing, parking arrangements, crime prevention measures, means of escape, and the initial architectural approach and materials to be used,
  • A draft planning statement (if available),
  • A plan showing the existing site area, existing buildings and other features, for example location of trees,
  • Details of the existing floor space broken down and how it is used at the moment,Visual materials that will help us to understand the existing site or building better (for example, photographs, models),
  • Photographs of the immediate surroundings,
  • A breakdown of affordable housing/private housing for residential schemes,
  • Details of the ownership of the land within the site



Tel: 024 7683 1109

Coventry City Council
PO Box 15
Council House

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