North East Lincolnshire Council

Get pre-application advice

Revised fees apply for pre-application advice from 1 April.

Prior to the submission of a planning application, it is our aim to provide, clear and accurate advice and information.

Planning surgery

You can book an appointment with a development management services officer at our offices in New Oxford House, 2 George Street, Grimsby, DN31 1HB by telephoning 01472 326289, option 1.

Pre-application form – Non domestic development (PDF)

Do I need planning permission – householder form (PDF)

Schedule of fees for pre-application enquiries (PDF)

Pre-application advice guidance notes – Non domestic (PDF)

NEL planning service – Householder guidance notes

Please note that there is a charge for this service.

Where planning permission is required, we strongly recommend that you obtain advice from us before submitting your application. This lets you find out whether the Council is likely to support your application, before you commit to further work and expense. It also means that we can work with you to reduce the likelihood of the need for changes to your proposal once an application has been submitted, which itself can mean that there is, by necessity, a delay in making a decision

Development Management Services – Planning, New Oxford House, 2 George Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HB


Telephone: 01472 326289 option 1

Opening times: please call to make an appointment