We offer an initial assessment service for applicants to help ensure the planning application process is smooth and is able to address and potential community concerns at the earliest possibility. The service allows applicants to receive light-touch advice and/or to meet up with our team before submitting a formal planning application. The light-touch advice is based on Living Bankside's Planning Criteria and material planning considerations. 

The service is intended to provide applicants with an indication as to whether the proposal is likely to gain our support or objection, what the key planning concerns are likely to be.

Where desired and or necessary we will meet with the applicant as many times as is required or requested to discuss matters. 


For the initial assessment service to be effective it will require that the applicant provide as much information and or detail on the proposals. 


Our team  will provide a written assessment of the proposals no later than 14 days.  The written assessment will be commensurate with the amount and detail of information provided by the applicant.

To make an initial assessment service application email us on

Initial Assessment Service Fees

Flat fee of £750 

Follow up meetings and or feedback: £300

Bankside Community Space 

18 Great Guildford Street


SE1 0FD 

T: 020 3488 7293


Living Bankside is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England. Reg. No. 03685512 (Not for Profit)

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