Pre application advice for householder developments

Householder Supplementary Planning Document

If you are thinking of undertaking an alteration or extension to your property that requires planning permission, we would encourage you to consult our Householder Supplementary Planning Document, before submitting a formal application.

This document provides design guidance on how common types of householder developments can be carried out in accordance with relevant local planning policies.

Duty Planning Officer Service

The planning department does not offer a written Pre Application service for alterations, extensions and improvements to existing dwellings. However, the Duty Planning Officer Service available at Britannia House and Keighley Town Hall does provide informal advice on planning policy relating to householder developments.

Building Regulations Advice

Bradford Building Control Services offers free pre-application advice at the design stage. Please contact the Building Control Team on 01274 433807 for an initial discussion about your proposal or alternatively email us at:

To enable us to provide you with more detailed advice it would be helpful, if you could submit sketch details/draft plans of your proposal for consideration.

Sketch details can be submitted by email to or in writing to:

Building Control
4th Floor
Britannia House

Loft Conversions

If you are planning a loft conversion, specific advice can be found at Planning a Loft Conversion.