Chelmsford City Council

Small residential advice

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You need this advice if you want to build:

  • one new house
  • a replacement house
  • an annex

You should also apply for this advice if you want to change the use of an outbuilding to a dwelling or annex.


Types of advice

You can apply for either written advice or a meeting with a planning officer.

If you apply for written advice, a planning officer will respond within 20 working days of receiving your application. (Working days excludes weekends and bank holidays.)

Alternatively, you can request a meeting with a planning officer to discuss your proposal. You will also receive subsequent written confirmation of the advice the planning officer gives you during the meeting.

The fee for the advice depends on whether you have had advice from us before.

 

Fees for new advice

The fee for written advice is £187. 

The fee for meeting with a planning officer is £544.

 

Subsequent advice

You can pay a reduced fee for follow-up advice if you have: 

  • already received advice about a similar development on the same site in the last three months
  • received a refusal of planning permission for a similar development on the same site in the last three months

The fee for subsequent written advice is £123.

The fee for a subsequent meeting with a planning officer is £374.

 

All fees are valid until 31 March 2022.

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Last updated: 26 May 2021

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