Information about the support we offer to developers and businesses to make the planning process as simple as possible.
We welcome and encourage discussions with developers before submitting applications for planning permission, particularly for major or complex developments. Discussions with us can help identify and where possible eliminate any issues with development proposals, improve the quality of planning applications and reduce the time taken to process them. If you are proposing a major development, our team can give you initial 'in principle' advice, without charge. If you decide to proceed, we offer a comprehensive pre-application advice service.
We work in partnership with developers, and our ambition is to provide the most 'open for business' development service in the country. The Protocol sets out a delivery agreement for major development projects, and aims to offer speedy, consistent and professional support that will ensure the development process is as risk free and cost effective as possible.
We offer a range of services to support developers in the regeneration of the city and of individual sites. We are able to provide advice on land assembly, sources of funding, project management and planning guidance for development sites. Contact us for more information.
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