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On this page you find will information on what you need to know before you apply for the Highways’ pre-application advice:

Before you start your application

For your application you will need to

  1. provide the following documents
    • red line/site plan (The application site should be edged clearly with a red line on the location plan. It should include all land necessary to carry out the proposed development (eg land required for access to the site from a public highway, visibility splays, landscaping, car parking and open areas around buildings)).
    • existing site layout
    • proposed site layout (including details of access where applicable)
       
  2. depending on the development type, if possible, please also provide the following documents as the more information you provide, the easier and quicker it can become for the highways team to review your application
    • residential extension and accesses (e.g. additional bedroom(s), scale of proposal, new/altered dropped kerb, agricultural/residential access)
      • blue line site document (land within applicants' ownership)
    • small scale residential development (1-6 dwellings)
      • blue line site document (land within applicants' ownership)
      • layout plan showing road/footway/verge widths, visibility splays, refuse vehicle tracking details
      • schedule of house type, bedrooms and number of parking spaces, cycle parking details and any electric vehicle charging facilities
      • available engineering details, ie long sections, drainage provisions
      • transport statement/assessment scoping paper
    • large scale residential development (7+ dwellings)
      • blue line site document (land within applicants' ownership)
      • confirmation of Street Design being utilised
      • layout plan showing road/footway/verge widths, visibility splays, refuse vehicle tracking details
      • schedule of house type, bedrooms and number of parking spaces, cycle parking details and any electric vehicle charging facilities
      • available engineering details, ie long sections, drainage provisions
      • equality impact assessment
      • transport statement/assessment scoping paper
    • commercial development (e.g. retail, education, leisure, industrial)
      • blue line site document (land within applicants' ownership)
      • layout plan showing road/footway/verge widths, visibility splays, refuse vehicle tracking details
      • available engineering details, ie long sections, drainage provisions
      • equality impact assessment
      • justification of car parking provision
      • transport statement/assessment scoping paper
    • care homes
      • blue line site document (land within applicants' ownership)
      • layout plan showing road/footway/verge widths, visibility splays, refuse vehicle tracking details
      • justifications of car parking provision
      • transport statement/assessment scoping paper
    • mixed use (e.g. flat above shop)
      • blue line site document (land within applicants' ownership)
      • confirmation of Street Design being utilised
      • layout plan showing road/footway/verge widths, visibility splays, refuse vehicle tracking details
      • schedule of house type, bedrooms and number of parking spaces, cycle parking details and any electric vehicle charging facilities
      • available engineering details, ie long sections, drainage provisions
      • equality impact assessment
      • justification of car parking provision
      • transport statement/assessment scoping paper
         
  3. at the end of the application form, payments can be made using your back card or by BACS (please see the About Highways pre-application advice page for information on the fees)
  4. for organisations only: have your login details in hand - if your organisation has already applied for highways pre-application advice, permits or licences etc. via our online systems, your organisation should already have an account, however, if your organisation does not have yet an account, please go to create a company account page

Please note

Apply for the pre-application advice

Go to the pre-application form (opens in a new window)