Pre-application advice and surgeries

You can approach us for pre-application advice before you submit a planning application.

These pre-application discussions will provide you with an indication of the likely outcome of your proposal and advice on the information that your planning application should include to ensure it can be determined as quickly as possible.

You might also find it useful to read through our local development plan and planning policies.

To take advantage of this service, please email a written description, plans of your proposal and photographs of the site to or send them to

Planning Service
Place Directorate
Angus Council
Angus House
Orchardbank Business Park

We deal with most pre-application enquiries within 15 working days.

Please note, we cannot provide a definitive response on the outcome of any planning application. Planning applications are public and subject to consultation. Some issues may emerge after a planning application is submitted.

You can talk to a planning officer at one of our planning surgeries. No appointment is necessary, but you can confirm that the planning officer will be available by calling ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778. 

Monifieth Library

Surgeries are held every two weeks on a Wednesday between 1.30pm and 3pm. 

Dates for 2020:

  • 8 January
  • 22 January
  • 5 February
  • 19 February
  • 4 March
  • 18 March
  • 1 April
  • 15 April
  • 29 April
  • 13 May 
  • 27 May 
  • 10 June 
  • 24 June 

Montrose Library

Surgeries are held every fortnight on a Wednesday between 10am and 12 noon.

Dates for 2019::

  • 18 December

Dates for 2020:

  • 15 January
  • 29 January
  • 12 February
  • 26 February
  • 11 March
  • 25 March
  • 8 April
  • 22 April
  • 6 May
  • 20 May
  • 3 June
  • 17 June