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Apply for pre-application planning advice

Our online form below covers pre-application advice for properties in both Lewes District and Eastbourne but not those in the South Downs National Park (SDNPA).

Visit the  SDNPA website to apply to them for pre-application advice and view their pre-application advice fee schedule. If you are unsure if your application site is in the South Downs National Park please use their  Do I live in the National Park? web tool.

Lewes district and Eastbourne online form

You must read our guidance notes before applying. This includes details of our fees. Payment will be taken online when you submit your application.

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You will need:

  • a site/block plan
  • an annotated sketch plan
  • details of the project
  • good quality site photos, ready to upload
  • any useful supporting documents
  • if a payment is required, a credit or debit card when submitting the application
  • For a site visit – details of who to arrange the visit with

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