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Planning Performance Agreements

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We work together with you on large applications, agreeing actions, resources and timeframes.


  • What is a Planning Performance Agreement
  • What you can expect from us
  • How much it costs

Some larger and more complex planning applications would be handled through a Planning Performance Agreement (PPA).

This is where we work together with you to agree actions, resources and timescales.

When reviewing your initial request for pre-application advice we may recommend a PPA, which will be discussed and offered to you.

Read more on the Government's site

PPA Charter

What you can expect from us when working in partnership with you.

View our Charter


PPA's are subject to a different charging structure to pre-application advice.

If your application proceeds as a PPA, any payment you have already made for pre-application advice will be discounted against the PPA fee.

Check what fee is applicable


If you are offered a PPA, we have a template to help with the project.

Apply for PPA

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