Pre application advice

Changes to our pre-application advice services - in effect from 13 January 2020

At the our Cabinet on 25 November new options and charges for planning pre-applications were approved. 

This new structure and charges schedule will be implemented for all duty planner and pre-application enquiry advice from 13 January 2020.

Our new pre-application guidance note (1.4MB) details all the upcoming changes, and how the new structure will operate.

 

Current pre-application advice services - up to 13 January 2020

We offer two types of advice depending on what work you want to carry out.

The duty planner advice service is for small scale residential developments only (such as extensions or outbuildings to your home).

For the development of new residential units (such as building a new house) and for all commercial developments please apply through our pre-application enquiry service.

Duty planner advice service

We offer an online booking service for our duty planner advice. You can book, amend and cancel your appointment through this online service. Your appointment will take place at Lynton House, 255-259 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1NY.

The service consists of a 30 minute appointment booked in advance between 10am and midday every Monday, Thursday and Friday. Following your appointment, you will be emailed a written statement of the advice you have received. This appointment is open to the owner/tenant of the site, the planning agent, or prospective buyers.

To improve our advice service the non-residential duty planner option has been discontinued - this will shortly be replaced with a new pre-application option in order to provide detailed advice on these developments.

We cannot advise on listed buildings through this service. Find out more about listed buildings and how to receive advice

Charges apply for this service and are detailed below:

Duty planner category

Detail of service

Fee payable

Residential (eg. extension, loft conversion or outbuilding)

A 30 minute meeting with written advice statement.

£50*

*This payment will be required at time of booking and is non-refundable unless the appointment is cancelled a minimum of 24 hours before being held. These fees do not include VAT.

 

Booking an appointment is quick, easy and can be done online:

Book a Duty Planner appointment online

 

It is important to remember you may also need permission from Building Control for your project. 

 

Pre-application enquiry service

We offer an online pre-application enquiry service for applicants and developers who are looking to build new residential units or undertake more complex developments within Redbridge.

The service offers advice about whether we will recommend a scheme, changes which can be made so that a scheme can be recommended, and confirmation of what information will be needed to submit a valid planning application.

The fee for the service depends on the type and extent of the work you are doing.

Our categories and fees for the pre-application enquiry service 

Pre-application category

Detail of service

Fee payable*

Small development

1-3 residential units, commercial development (including changes of use) where gross external floor space is up to 499m2

A meeting with a planning officer and written response within 15 working days of meeting.

£700

Medium development

4-9 residential units, commercial development (including changes of use) where gross external floor space is more than 500m2 up to 999m2

 

A meeting with a planning officer and written response within 15 working days of meeting.

£1,500

Large development

10-24 residential units, commercial development (including changes of use) where gross external floor space is more than 1000m2 up to 2499m2

 

A meeting with a planning officer and other relevant specialist officers and written response within 15 working days of meeting.

£2,500

Small scale major development

25-49 residential units, commercial development (including changes of use) where gross external floor space is more than 2500m2 up to 4999m2

 

A meeting with a planning officer and other relevant specialist officers and written response within 15 working days of meeting.

£3,750

Large scale major development

50-100 residential units, commercial development (including changes of use) where gross external floor space is more than 5000m2 up to 9999m2

 

A meeting with a planning officer and other relevant specialist officers and written response within 15 working days of meeting.

 

 

£5,000

Strategic applications

Creation of 100 plus residential units, commercial development (including changes of use) where gross external floor space is 10,000m2 plus.

 

A meeting with a planning officer and other relevant specialist officers and written response within 15 working days of meeting.

Dependent on the scale of development. Please contact planning.enquiry@redbridge.gov.uk for a tailored quote.

Major/Strategic applications

Feasibility/in principle application

 

 

A 1.5-hour meeting for developer team to present the scheme to officers followed by a short feedback session (attended by Planning Policy, Development Management, Urban Design and Transport).  Following the meeting, a short-written feedback letter detailing the principle of development, discussion of key highways/access issues and key design parameters within 15 working days.

 

 

£10,000

*At it’s meeting on the 4 September 2018 the Council's Cabinet considered revised pre-application fees. The new fees came into effect on 17 September 2018. Please see a copy of the report. These fees do not include VAT.

 

Design Review Panel

Redbridge has an independent Design Review Panel, operated by Frame Projects; we will refer pre-application projects for major developments (10 units +) to the panel as well as certain smaller applications (such as those in Conservation Areas). The Redbridge Design Review Panel provides expert advice to applicants, council officers and the planning committee during the pre-application process, and by commenting on planning applications. Additional fees are applicable for Panel meetings.

Further information is available here on the Design Review Panel.

Submit a pre-application enquiry online

To submit a planning pre-application enquiry you will need to register your contact details with our secure planning and building online service, you can track the status of this and any other pre-application enquiries that you make.

You will need to include the following with your submission for it to be processed and allocated to a case officer to be considered:

  • state the pre-application category (as per the above table e.g. small, medium, etc.)
  • describe the works you wish to carry out (in sufficient detail to calculate the fee)
  • site location plan at a scale of 1:1250 with a red line around the boundary of the site
  • proposed drawings (to metric scale, with significant dimensions annotated)
  • site photographs

 

register and submit pre-application enquiry

 

Paying for your pre-application enquiry

You can pay for your pre-application enquiry securely over our automated phone service using a debit or credit card on 0208 708 4708. You will be presented with a list of payment options - please press 9 for planning.

Please allow 24 hours for us to register your pre-application enquiry before making payment. You will need your unique Redbridge pre-application reference to make payment which we will send to you.

When making payment you will need to input your reference number without any letters or special characters. For example:

  • Paying for pre-application enquiry P0100/19 - you would need to type 010019 into our automated payment service

If you do not know your reference number or have any other issue using this automated service please email planning.enquiry@redbridge.gov.uk.

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