Pre-application advice

From 1 October 2018 the Flood Risk Management Team will be offering a pre-application advice service for developers wanting specific sustainable drainage or flood risk advice on major developments. We have an application form available for download, please read the information below before submitting an application. Please see the charging schedule below:

Charge bandType of enquiryResponseLevel of serviceMinor**Small Major*Medium Major*Large Major*
A

Free advice

 

 

Standing advice

Signposting to website, DCC SuDS design guide or relevant authority for further information.

 

 

 

 

FreeFreeFreeFree
B

Initial enquiry

 

 

 

 

Written advice

Initial review of a specific site to provide outline information/advice on sustainable surface water drainage requirements and any flood risk issues, relating to Surface Water, Ordinary Watercourses or Groundwater, to be taken into consideration.

 

We will endeavour to provide a written response within 21 days of the request and receipt of the appropriate fee.

 

£100 

£150

 

 

£200

 

 

£250

 

C

Detailed review of specific site proposals (Office)

 

 

 

Written advice and meeting at County Hall if required

Review of Surface Water Management proposals. Provide comments and advice on content and attend office based meeting if required.

 

We will endeavour to provide a written response within 21 days of the request and receipt of the appropriate fee.

 

£150

 

£200

 

 

£300

 

 

£400

 

D

Detailed review of specific site proposals

(On site)

 

 

Site meeting (away from County Hall) and written advice

Review detailed Surface Water Management proposals. Provide comments and advice on content and attend site meeting if required.

 

We will endeavour to provide a written response within 21 days of the request and receipt of the appropriate fee.

 

£250

 

£300

 

 

£400

 

 

£500

 

E

Involvement in strategic master planning

 

 

Advice, meetings and written correspondence

 

Provide guidance and advice on the strategic requirements for surface water management and flood risk management, relating to Surface Water, Ordinary Watercourses or Groundwater. Attend office and site based meetings as required

 

 

£46/hr

Total fee to be agreed

£46/hr

Total fee to be agreed

£46/hr

Total fee to be agreed

£46/hr

Total fee to be agreed

F

Additional correspondence or meetings

 

Written advice and office/site meetings as required

Provide further advice and guidance over and above the response provided in any of the sections above.

 

 

 

 

£46/hr£46/hr£46/hr£46/hr

(All prices shown above exclude VAT at 20%)

**Minor Applications

Please note that if an applicant wishes to receive pre-application advice for a minor application they should contact their relevant planning authority in the first instance. If the applicant wishes to receive pre-application advice from Devon County Council’s Flood And Coastal Risk Management Team we recommend you contact us in advance for the relevant charging information.

Minor applications are classed as a residential development of less than 10 properties or a commercial development of under 1000m2.

*Clarification of application scales

Small Major

Residential development of 10 – 50 properties
Commercial development of 1,001m2 – 10,000m2 floor space

Medium Major

Residential development of 51 – 200 properties
Commercial development of 10,001m2 – 25,000m2 floor space

Large Major

Residential development of over 200 properties
Commercial development of over 25,000m2 floor space

Last updated: December 2019