Where your Authority provides pre-planning application advice for anyone considering proposals that may require planning permission or a related consent, Victoria Forms provide a form which includes the following:
Alter or Extend Residential Premises
Alter or Extend Non Residential Premises
Redevelopment (including demolition)
Change of Use
Air Conditioning / Ventilation equipment
Amendments to a previously approved Scheme
Discharge of conditions attached to Permissions
Disabled Access Improvements
Demolition without New Development
Follow Up Meeting for Medium Developments
Follow Up Meeting for Major Developments
The form requires the customer to use the Address Lookup facility, which pre populates the form with whether the location is a listed building, or conservation area. This aids with the fee calculation at the end of the form.
The final chargeable fee is calculated automatically using data from within the form, and can be for one of six options: Household Development, Minor Development, Medium Development, Major Development, Large Scale Development or No Fee. Based on the outcome, the form provides link to the correct related advice from the Council, and the total fee to be paid (where applicable).
For example, for a Household Development or Minor Development the form generates a service advice of Written Advice only (£180) whereas a Large Scale Development generates an Initial Scope Meeting (£3,600)
Fees (where applicable) are paid directly through the form using integrated payment processing, the form passes the details of the fee to the payment provider, and once payment is complete, passes back to the form itself for final confirmation.