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Highways Pre-Application Advice

We welcome and encourage discussions before a developer submits a planning application to the Borough or District Councils or ourselves. Past experience has shown the discussions result in an improved application that is more likely to be successfully approved.

What are the benefits?

  • Potentially reducing the time and cost involved in working up proposals including that of your professional advisers.

  • Reducing the subsequent cost of abortive applications.

  • Information on what you need to provide with your application.

  • Help speed up the decision making process once an application has been submitted 

What does the advice cover?

  • Relevant policies and guidance.

  • The relevant level of detail and supporting information necessary to provide a valid assessment of highways and transport issues.

  • Whether a contribution towards highways and/or transport improvements is likely to be required.

  • Where a Transport Statement/Assessment is required, determine the content, preparation and presentation that is likely to satisfy our requirements.

  • Suitability of access arrangements (may require separate concept design check with associated fees).

  • Identification of work required concerning highway improvements as a result of your proposal.

How to apply

We offer a number of services, with an appropriate fee, which are geared around the type and size of your proposed development. We offer two types of application and payment:

Online - Complete the application form, upload your documents and pay online. You can also register which allows you to recall your previous applications and auto-fill your contact details if you have many applications.

Further details are available in the information pack below.

For email enquiries please email highwayspreapp@staffordshire.gov.uk

  • PLEASE NOTE: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, all staff are working remotely and it is not possible to receive cheques or BACS payments.  We are only accepting on-line payments.

We also work within a planning policy framework and liaise closely with our in-house specialists in:

They can provide a wide range of similar pre-application advice to assist developers in preparing to submit planning applications. If you use our online application and payment facility you can also apply and pay for any of these disciplines as required at the same time.

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