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Pre-application advice

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.

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.

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

Pre-application form – Non domestic development (Word, 434KB)

You can book an appointment to speak to someone by calling 01472 326289 option 1 if you are unsure whether you need planning permission. There is a charge for this service (see fee schedule: Pre-application schedule of fees with VAT (Word, 36KB) –  ). An officer will check your enquiry and provide any relevant advice.

Related content

Do I need planning permission – householder form (Word)

Do I need planning permission – Non domestic form (Word)

NEL planning service – Householder guidance notes

Contact details

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


Telephone: 01472 326289 option 1

Opening times: By appointment only