If your development is complex or potentially controversial, you might consider using our Pre-DA consultation service.
This varies according to the complexity of the proposed development, whether or not it needs to be publicly advertised/notified, whether or not it complies with the rules, whether or not objections are received and the range and complexity of issues that may need to be considered.
In 2008/2009 Development Applications determined under delegated authority took an average of 44 days to determine. Development Applications that proceeded to AAP took an average of 105 days to determine. Those that proceeded to DCC took an average of 154 days to process.
Whilst we are doing every thing we can to assist you through the process, preparing a development application can be a complex process which you should not attempt to tackle yourself unless you have a good knowledge of the legal requirements and of our local planning controls. Incomplete or misleading applications can be costly.
If you are submitting a development application and you or any person with a financial interest in the development made a donation or gift to any Councillor or you made a gift to any Council employee you may need to make a disclosure statement. You can download a Political donations and gifts disclosure statement form (PDF) which includes explanatory information.