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Pre-application advice

To assist with your development proposals, you can contact the Council for pre-application advice. This will range from a discussion, meeting or letter from a planning officer to, in more complex cases, Development Team Approach (DTA) meetings and written feedback. Further information on pre-application advice is given in the document below.

The Council generally charges for pre-application advice, with the exception of householder developments, for businesses within the Town Centre and advice given over the telephone for straight forward development proposals. The charging schedule is attached below.

To request pre-application advice from the Council, you should complete the form below and submit it along with information required and the appropriate fee. You can submit your application electronically to planning@sthelens.gov.uk, in person or by post to the Development Control Manager, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens WA10 1HP.