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Pre-application advice

This service provides detailed, informal advice on your proposed scheme.

We strongly recommend that you get some 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. Please see the Pre-application guidance notes – Non Domestic (PDF, 200KB) for further details.

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.


To submit for pre application-non domestic advice, you can complete the pre-application form for non domestic development.


For details on submission of documents and payment of fee, please refer to the form above.

Charges for this service differ depending on the type of development proposed. You can check our fee schedule here: Pre-application schedule of fees with VAT (PDF, 176KB) .


Once your application has been submitted, an officer will assess your proposal including consulting relevant, internal specialists were applicable. Once concluded, you will receive a detailed, informal written response.

Do I need planning permission – householder form (PDF, 525KB)

Do I need planning permission – Non domestic form (PDF, 255KB)

NEL planning service – Householder guidance notes (PDF, 46KB)

Contact details

Development Management Services – Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01472 326289 option 1

Opening times: By appointment only