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To provide additional support to developers and their consultants we offer a pre-application advice service for all scales of development. We offer several forms of advice including:

  • Free telephone advice service - free 15 minute phone call with a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) officer to discuss surface water drainage proposals. This is suited for all stages of application. Email FR.Planning@cambridgeshire.gov.uk to book your slot.
  • Written advice only - most suited to developers who have already advanced quite far with their drainage strategies and are looking for a review of their proposals.
  • Online meeting with LLFA Officer and written advice - most suited to developers who have ideas about how to approach their drainage strategy but who would like to discuss the detail with officers by telephone or video conference. Each meeting is followed up with a written summary of the meeting.
  • Meeting with LLFA Officer and written advice – most suited to developers who have ideas about how to approach their drainage strategy but who would like to discuss the detail with officers. Each meeting is followed up with a written summary of the meeting.

The pre-application advice service is structured to provide ‘in principle’ feedback on proposals as well as more detailed discussions and negotiations on a scheme prior to formal submission of a planning application.

If you wish to take up our pre-application service, please complete the online application form below (where full details of the charges are provided). For the free telephone advice service, please email FR.Planning@cambridgeshire.gov.uk to book your time slot, using the email subject header 'free telephone advice service'.