Pre-application advice

Before making a planning application you are strongly encouraged to seek pre-application advice for which there may be a charge.

Download the Statutory pre-application advice guidance note (pdf)

Download the Discretionary pre-application advice guidance note (pdf) 

Download the Pre-application questionnaire for childminding premises (pdf) 

The council does not consult with Natural Resources Wales (NRW) as standard on pre-application enquiries, including enquiries in flood risk areas. 

However, we will try and advise prospective applicants if we consider that it would be useful for you to contact NRW early in the process.

Download the NRW guide to pre-application service for development planning (April 2017) (pdf) which includes any associated pre-application charges.

If you decide not to seek pre-application advice you are encouraged to consider the current policy context that your application will be assessed against, the Newport Local Development Plan and supporting Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG).

Don't forget to check Newport's building regulation requirements


Contact the planning team at Newport City Council with any enquiries.