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Pre-Application Information

​​​The SAB pre-application service is a discretionary service offered to discuss your site’s drainage requirements and the information that needs to be submitted with your full SAB application.

 
We strongly recommend that developers consider early engagement during the conceptual design/pre-application phase in order to minimise cost, reduce delays to development, avoid any future amendment to site layout plans, and ensure that proposals are in line with Welsh Government’s statutory standards.
 

The benefit of the pre-application package will be dependent on the level of information that is provided to the SAB officer. Key information that would be beneficial for productive pre-application discussion includes:
  • Details of ground conditions and any site investigations completed
  • Details of site topography
  • Details of existing watercourses and site boundaries
  • Details of any sensitive environments that could potentially be impacted by the development
  • Assessment of existing flood risk from all sources
  • Plan identifying the existing impermeable area (if previously developed)
  • A drainage catchment plan for the existing and proposed development
  • Details of natural overland flow routes
  • A statement of compliance with the National Standards and Principles
 
It is strongly recommended that you engage with a suitably qualified engineer to assist in the development of your site proposals. ​

 

 

Pre-application fees/charges

We have split our pre-application service into two packages, click the tabs to view the services available:





Pre-Application Advice Package (not including meeting with SuDS Approval Body)
Development Size Fee Outputs
Minor Development (1-9 dwellings, between 100m² – 999m²) £150 
  • Review of submitted information
  • Creation of report 
Major Development (10-24 dwellings, between 1,000m² – 1,999m²) £400
  • Review of submitted information
  • Creation of report
Large Major Development (More than 24 dwellings, over 1,999m²)
£650
  • Review of submitted information
  • Creation of report
Pre-Application Advice Package (including meeting with SuDS Approval Body)
Development Size Fee Outputs
Minor Development (1-9 dwellings, between 100m² – 999m²)
£250
  • Review of submitted information
  • 1 hour meeting*
  • Creation of report after meeting
Major Development (10-24 dwellings, between 1,000m² – 1,999m²) £500
  • Review of submitted information
  • 1 hour meeting*
  • Creation of report after meeting
Large Major Development (More than 24 dwellings, over 1,999m²) £750
  • Review of submitted information
  • 1 hour meeting*
  • Creation of report after meeting
Site visit
Development Size  Fee Outputs
All Developments  
£168 per visit  This cost is for a site visit to be paid in addition to a pre-application package. This is inclusive of travel expense.  
Technical Advice 
Development Size Fee Outputs
All Developments
£50 per hour Technical response to specific question.
This does not form part of the Pre-Application Advice Package.  

*Additional hours to be charged at an hourly rate.

We will provide these discretionary services within 28 days of submission of documentation and associated fees. Full fees are to be paid up front, and are non-refundable. VAT will also be charged on discretionary services.

Please note: This service is separate from the pre-planning application service.
 

How to apply for pre-application advice?

To set up a meeting with the SuDS Approval Body please e-mail: 
SAB@cardiff.gov.uk

 
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