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When Can I Use a Prior Approval Notice?

A prior approval notice is a notification you submit to your local planning authority before starting certain types of development. It's not the same as planning permission, but it allows you to check that your project is acceptable in principle before investing time and money into more detailed plans.

When Can I Use a Prior Approval Notice?

You can use a prior approval notice for a variety of developments, including:

When Can't I Use a Prior Approval Notice?

It's important to note that you cannot use prior approval for all types of development. For example, you cannot use it for:

Why is it Good to Use Prior Approval Notice?

Here are some of the benefits of using a prior approval notice:

Some Things to Consider before Submitting a Prior Approval Notice

Make sure you are eligible: