Malvern Hills District Council, Planning Services charge for pre-application and other planning advice for certain types of development.
Planning charges will ensure that we can continue to offer customers a high quality service, whilst providing a much fairer service to our residents.
The Guidance Note and Scale of Charges explains these planning charges, as well as what you will have to pay depending on the service you are after.
The guidance note is also intended to help Applicants and Agents understand the type and scope of pre-application advice offered by Planning Services.
If you would like to use this service please complete each section of the appropriate planning advice request form, as this will help the planning officer to provide a comprehensive response to your enquiry, so we can provide the best possible advice.
For guidance on the planning merits of a proposal you should use the PRE-APPLICATION Advice Form.
Important Notice - Planning Advice
Advice for neighbours: Advice on how to comment on planning applications
Do I Actually Need Planning Permission?
Some domestic extensions and outbuildings may not require planning permission.
If you require advice on whether a domestic development proposal requires planning permission please use one of the following forms.
- DOMESTIC DEVELOPMENT Enquiry Form No.1 - ADDITIONS to Dwellings (extension, porch, roof alteration, chimney, flue, soil and vent pipe, solar panel.)
- DOMESTIC DEVELOPMENT Enquiry Form No.2 - GARDEN STRUCTURES (detached outbuildings, enclosures, pools, oil or LPG tanks, walls and fences, hard surfaces, raised platforms and decking.)
The fee must be received with your enquiry before your request can be dealt with.
You can pay at the desk at the Worcestershire Hub (Great Malvern Library or Tenbury Library) by cash or credit or debit card.
You can also pay by telephone (Tel. 01684 862151), using a credit or debit card.
The relevant form can be sent to Planning Services either:
By email to:
By post to:
Planning Services, The Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern, Worcs, WR14 3AF