Planning site visits: Householder applications

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are unable to undertake physical site visits for most planning applications.

Therefore, to assist with a virtual site visit, applicants are requested to provide photos for householder planning applications. Depending on the location of the proposed works, it is recommended that the following photos be submitted with householder applications for planning permission.

More information on what photos we require. 

Pre-application advice

We offer a charged Pre-application service. See below for more information about how to apply.


  • Ensures your planning application is prepared for submission
  • Gloucester City Council will provide timely and consistent levels of advice
  • To understand how planning policies and guidance will be applied in relation to your development
  • Identifies at an early stage if there is a need for specialist input, e.g. listed buildings, trees, landscape, noise, transport, contaminated land, ecology and archaeology

How to apply for Pre-application advice

Complete the application form and mail to together with supporting information/appropriate plans and requisite fee.

Pre-Application form

Permitted Development Query: Householder Application Form

General principles application 10 to 50+ dwellings 

Please read all service standards and fee scales​ before submitting the application.

No application will be considered until full payment has been received.

From April 2021, Gloucestershire County Council are charging for planning pre-application advice. This requires a separate fee payable directly to the County Council. Further details and arrangements for payment of fees are available here.


Please note that pre-application advice does not guarantee a positive outcome for your formal planning application. This service provides you with information to help you prepare an application that is more likely to succeed. We make every effort to provide accurate information based on the information you provide. Each proposal is considered on its own merits.

Planning Performance Agreements (PPA)

​​For major applications, we encourage applicants to use planning performance agreements (PPA). A PPA is an agreement between a local planning authority and an applicant and provides a project management framework for handling major planning applications. Further information is available on Planning Performance Agreement Guidance Note

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