Pre-application services: an introduction

Cheltenham is a beautiful place to live, visit and work and it is important that new development enhances this reputation. The planning system is about making things happen, so we want to work with applicants to deliver high quality development for the town. We think this is best achieved through effective pre-application discussions.

This guide sets out the different ways our team can help with your projects including pre-application advice, planning performance agreements and fast-track services.

We can advise on all types and sizes of projects and our different levels of service help us tailor our involvement to your needs. We will add value to your projects and give you confidence as you develop your proposals. Effective pre-application discussions often result in a quicker determination period. We have a positive approach to development management, using the National Planning Policy Framework and we aim to deliver planning permissions where possible.

We also provide an effective and competitive building control service that will help you deliver your projects once planning permission has been achieved.