Planning application fees

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IMPORTANT NOTICE
Fees from 1 April 2017

Please be aware that the fees for applications for Building Regulations approval and planning pre-application advice will be changing from 1 April 2017. Our revised fee tables can be found here:


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Planning - application fees

Planning application fees are based upon the Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012.

The fees below apply from 15 April 2015 onwards.

If you need help with determining the correct fee please refer to the Planning Practice Guidance pages alternatively you can use the Planning Portal fee calculator. If you need further assistance please contact us.

A - Operations


 1. The erection of dwelling houses (other than development in category 6).
 
(1) Where the application is for outline planning permission and-

(a) the site area does not exceed 2.5 hectares, £385 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area

(b) the site area exceeds 2.5 hectares, £9,527; and an additional £115 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 2.5 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £125,000.
  
(2) In other cases-

(a) where the number of dwellinghouses to be created by the development is 50 or fewer, £385 for each dwellinghouse

(b) where the number of dwellinghouses to be created by the development exceeds 50, £19,049; and an additional £115 for each dwelling house in excess of 50 dwellinghouses, subject to a maximum in total of £250,000.
  

2.  The erection of buildings (other than buildings in categories 1, 3, 4, 5 or 7).

 
(1) Where the application is for outline planning permission and-

(a) the site area does not exceed 2.5 hectares, £385 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area.

(b) the site area exceeds 2.5 hectares, £9,527; and an additional £115 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 2.5 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £125,000.
  
(2) In other cases-

(a) where no floor space is to be created by the development, £195.

(b) where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development does not exceed 40 square metres, £195.

(c) where the area of the gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 40 square metres, but does not exceed 75 square metres, £385.

(d) where the area of the gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 75 square metres, but does not exceed 3750 square metres, £385 for each 75 square metres of that area.

(e) where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 3750 square metres, £19,049; and an additional £115 for each 75 square metres in excess of 3750 square metres, subject to a maximum in total of £250,000.
 

3. The erection, on land used for the purposes of agriculture, of buildings to be used for agricultural purposes
     (other than buildings in category 4).
 
(1) Where the application is for outline planning permission and-
 
(a) the site area does not exceed 2.5 hectares, £385 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area
 
(b) the site area exceeds 2.5 hectares, £9,527; and an additional £115 for each additional 0.1 hectare in excess of 2.5 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £125,000.
  
(2) In other cases-
 
(a) where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development does not exceed 465 square metres, £80
 
(b) where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 465 square metres but does not exceed 540 square metres, £385
 
(c) where the area of the gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 540 square metres but does not exceed 4215 square metres, £385 for the first 540 square metres, and an additional £385 for each 75 square metres in excess of 540 square metres; and
 
(d) where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 4215 square metres, £19,049; and an additional £115 for each 75 square metres in excess of 4215 square metres, subject to a maximum in total of £250,000.
  

4. The erection of glasshouses on land used for the purposes of agriculture.
 
(1) Where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development does not exceed 465 square metres.  £80
(2) Where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 465 square metres.  £2,150

5. The erection, alteration or replacement of plant or machinery.
 
(1) Where the site area does not exceed 5 hectares, £385 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area.
 
(2) Where the site area exceeds 5 hectares, £19,049; and an additional £115 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 5 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £250,000.
 

6. The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of existing dwelling houses (
Householder works or extensions)
 
(1)  Where the application relates to one dwelling house. £172
(2)  Where the application relates to 2 or more dwelling houses. £339

7.
 Householder works or extensions
 
  
  The carrying out of operations (including the erection of a building) within the curtilage of an existing dwelling house, for purposes ancillary to the enjoyment of the dwelling house as such, or the erection or construction of gates, fences, walls or other means of enclosure along a boundary of the curtilage of an existing dwelling house.
 
£172

8. Car parks, service roads and other means of access
 
  The construction of car parks, service roads and other means of access on land used for the purposes of a single undertaking, where the development is required for a purpose incidental to the existing use of the land. £195

9. The carrying out of any operations connected with exploratory drilling for oil or natural gas
 
(1) Where the site area does not exceed 7.5 hectares, £423 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area.
 
(2)  Where the site area exceeds 7.5 hectares, £31,725, and an additional £126 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 7.5 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £250,000.
 

10. Operations (other than the exploratory drilling) for the winning and working of oil or natural gas
 
 
(a) where the site area does not exceed 15 hectares, £214 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area

(b) where the site area exceeds 15 hectares, £32,100; and an additional £126 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 15 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £65,000.
 
11. Other operations (winning and working of minerals) excluding oil and natural gas
(a) where the site area does not exceed 15 hectares, £195 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area

(b) where the site area exceeds 15 hectares, £29,112; and an additional £115 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 15 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £65,000.
12. Other operations (not coming within any of the above categories)
(a) for any site area, £195 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) up to a maximum of £1,690.

B - Uses of Land


11. The change of use of a building to use as one or more separate dwellinghouses
 
Where the change of use is from a previous use as a single dwellinghouse to use as two or more single dwellinghouses-

(a) where the change of use is to use as 50 or fewer dwellinghouses, £385 for each additional dwellinghouse

(b) where the change of use is to use as more than 50 dwellinghouses £19,049, and an additional £115 for each dwellinghouse in excess of 50 dwellinghouses, subject to a maximum in total of £250,000.
  
12. (a) The use of land for the disposal of refuse or waste materials or for the deposit of material remaining after minerals have been extracted from land;

(b) The use of land for the storage of minerals in the open.

(c) the storage of minerals in the open.
 
 
(a) Where the site area does not exceed 15 hectares, £195 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area.
  
(b) Where the site area exceeds 15 hectares, £29,112; and an additional £115 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 15 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £65,000.
  
 
 13. The making of a material change in the use of a building or land (other than a material change of use in category 11, 12(a) or 12(b) or 12(c))
 
£385
14. Removal or variation of condition of a previous permission
£195


C - Other fees relating to planning permissions

 
1. Fee for confirmation of compliance with condition attached to planning permission (discharge of planning conditions)
 
(a) Relating to a permission for enlargement or alterations to existing dwellings or works within the curtilage of an existing dwellinghouse, £28 for each request (relating to Householder works or extension permissions only)
  
(b) Relating to a permission for any other development, £97 for each request
  

2. Fee for applications for non-material changes to planning permissions
 
(a) If the original permission was for householder works or extension.
 
£28
(b) In any other case.
 
£195
 
3. Fee for applications for grant of replacement planning permission subject to a new time limit
 
 
(a)  If the original permission was for householder works or extension.
 
£57
(b) If the original permission was for a major development
 
£575
(c) In any other case
 
£195

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D - Advertisements


1. Advertisements displayed externally on business premises, the forecourt of business premises or other land within the curtilage of business premises, wholly with reference to all or any of the following matters.
 
(a)

(b)

(c)
the nature of the business or other activity carried on at the premises;

the goods sold or the services provided on the premises; or

the name and qualifications of the person carrying on such business or activity or supplying such goods or services
 
£110

2. Advertisements for the purpose of directing members of the public to, or otherwise drawing attention to the existence of, business premises which are in the same locality as the site on which the advertisement is to be displayed but which are not visible from that site.
 

£110

3. All other advertisements
 

£385

E - Certificates 

1. Certificate of existing use or development
 
The same fee as for an equivalent planning application
2. Certificate of proposed use or development
 
 Half of the fee as for an equivalent planning application

F - Prior Notifications

1.   Agricultural/Forestry buildings & operations or demolition of buildings
 
£80
2.  Telecommunications code systems operators
 
£385
3.  Proposed Change of Use to State Funded School or Registered Nursery
 
£80
4.  Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a State-Funded School or Registered Nursery £80
5.  Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a flexible use within Shops, Financial and Professional services, Restaurants and Cafes, Business, Storage or Distribution, Hotels, or Assembly or Leisure
 
£80
6.  Proposed Change of Use of a building from Office (Use Class B1) Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouse)
 
£80
7.  Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3), where there are no Associated Building Operations
 
£80

8.  Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3), and Associated Building Operations £172
9.  Proposed Change of Use of a building from a Retail (Use Class A1 or A2) Use or a Mixed Retail and Residential Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouse), where there are no Associated Building Operations £80
10.  Proposed Change of Use of a building from a Retail (Use Class A1 or A2) Use or a Mixed Retail and Residential Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouse), and Associated Building Operations £172
11.  Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Storage or Distribution Buildings (Class B8) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouses (Class C3) £80
12.  Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Amusement Arcades/Centres and Casinos, (Sui Generis Uses) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouses (Class C3) £80
13.  Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Amusement Arcades/Centres and Casinos, (Sui Generis Uses) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouses (Class C3), and Associated Building Operations £172
14. Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Shops (Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops and Casinos (Sui Generis Uses) to Restaurants and Cafés (Class A3). £80
15. Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Shops (Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops and Casinos (Sui Generis Uses) to Restaurants and Cafés (Class A3), and Associates Building Operations. £172
16. Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Shop (Class A1) and Financial and Professional and Professional Services (Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops (Sui Generis Uses) to Assembly and Leisure Uses (Class D2)  £80
17. Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use of a building and any land within its curtilage from Light industrial (Class B1(c)) to Residential (Class C3) £80

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Planning - other charges

1. 'Do I need planning permission?' enquiries £25
2. Planning history searches £25 per hour 
3. Copies of documents
      Planning decision notice or planning obligations agreement £10
Copying Hampton S106 and supplemental (Permission reference 91/P00556)  £30 
4. Plan printing (from 01 April 2012)
Urban locations 1:500 (6 copies) £7
Urban locations 1:1250 (6 copies) £27
Rural locations 1:500 (6 copies) £7
Rural locations 1:2500 (6 copies) £27
Additional copies cost £0.90 each

Please note: fees in the above table are inclusive of VAT. 

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