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Land Use Planning Pre-application Advice

Planning Awards 2017 Shortlist LogoHSE as a statutory consultee, provides land use planning advice to planning authorities on proposed developments on sites which lie near to a major hazard site or a major accident hazard pipeline. The details outlined below are part of the new arrangements developed for delivering HSE's contribution to the planning system - further explanation of these changes can be found on HSE's website.

Business users can be provided with pre-application advice using HSE's land use planning policy on such developments, and depending upon the level of advice which is proposed they may be charged for this service.

A map depicting the area around a Major Hazard

If you are considering developing a site which lies close to a major hazard, you can be provided with information about the consultation distances and zones which apply, so that you can tell if HSE would be consulted over a planning application. If you are interested in developing a site which does lie within a consultation distance and you would like more information as to what advice HSE would provide on your proposals, this can be provided as a charged service.

Please note:

Land Use Planning Pre-application advice is now available through the HSE's Planning Advice Web App. Please follow the link to access this service.

Should you require further information about how to use this service please call +44 (0)203 0283708 or e-mail

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