Pre-application advice

How to apply

Here's a list of the essential items you will need to send us, so we can check you are on the right lines:

  • A covering letter outlining the proposal/s in detail including a description of the development and details of any features or buildings within the site including trees or water courses;
  • A location plan of the site on an OS type of plan (preferably to scale) with site outlined in red;
  • Outline plan / block plan of proposed buildings (preferably to scale);
  • Current use and proposed use (including amount of development existing at the site);
  • Drawing/s showing height and scale of development proposed; and
  • The relevant planning fee.

It will also help if you can provide additional information such as:

  • Drawings of the proposal (including measurements - scale not necessary but measurements must be included)
  • Photographs of the site, showing the relationship to neighbouring premises/uses.
  • Any other relevant documents.

Additional requirements for larger developments (e.g. 5+ houses / new infrastructure or commercial development)

  • Draft design and access statement (based on context, survey and analysis of site constraints and opportunities)
  • Any community involvement you may have undertaken.

A formal written request can be made either via the new pre app submission portal email to, or send to:

Development Control, Lichfield District Council, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6YZ.