Environmental Health Planning Advice

Environmental Health's Role in Planning


Environmental Health are an essential element of the planning system by preventing new and existing development from contributing to, being put at unacceptable risk from, or being adversely affected by unacceptable levels of:

• soil pollution
• air pollution
• noise pollution
• water pollution
• light pollution
• odour pollution


The planning authority consults with the Environmental Health Team where the above matters are a material consideration in the planning process in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework. Further information on the role of Environmental Health in planning can be found at Factors affecting planning permission: Environmental health - Planning Portal.


The planning applicant is required to provide information on the above matters with the application documentation in accordance with the

Stratford on Avon District Council Planning Application Local List.


Environmental Health Pre-application Advice


The Environmental Health pre-application advice service provides technical and regulatory advice on matters linked to the planning process to:


• developers
• applicants
• agents

This service can help applicants understand what the Environmental Health team would consider as a planning consultee to expedite the planning process. We will review scoping technical reports and outline our expectations for up to a maximum of 2 hours. If there are a number technical reports this may require separate applications.


To request Environmental Health pre-application advice, please call 01789 267575 to arrange a payment of £120 using the code 13018/3342.

Contact: The Environmental Health team

Last updated on 15/12/2023