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You will need to provide us with either your planning application reference number, Planning Portal reference number or the first line of the site address to enable us to link your payment to the correct application.

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.

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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.

As of 17 January 2018 planning fees have been increased by 20%, see the Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.

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, £462 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area

(b) the site area exceeds 2.5 hectares, £11,432; and an additional £138 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 2.5 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £150,000.
  
Pay
(2) In other cases-

(a) where the number of dwellinghouses to be created by the development is 50 or fewer, £462 for each dwellinghouse

(b) where the number of dwellinghouses to be created by the development exceeds 50, £22,859; and an additional £138 for each dwelling house in excess of 50 dwellinghouses, subject to a maximum in total of £300,000.
  
Pay

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, £462 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area.

(b) the site area exceeds 2.5 hectares, £11,432; and an additional £138 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 2.5 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £150,000.
  
Pay
(1A) Where the application is for permission in principle, £402 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area. Pay
(2) In other cases-

(a) where no floor space is to be created by the development, £234.

(b) where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development does not exceed 40 square metres, £234.

(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, £462.

(d) where the area of the gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 75 square metres, but does not exceed 3,750 square metres, £462 for each 75 square metres of that area.

(e) where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 3,750 square metres, £22,859; and an additional £138 for each 75 square metres in excess of 3,750 square metres, subject to a maximum in total of £300,000.
 
Pay

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, £462 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area
 
(b) the site area exceeds 2.5 hectares, £11,432; and an additional £138 for each additional 0.1 hectare in excess of 2.5 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £150,000.
  
Pay
(1A) Where the application is for permission in principle, £402 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area. Pay
(2) In other cases-
 
(a) where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development does not exceed 465 square metres, £96
 
(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, £462
 
(c) where the area of the gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 540 square metres but does not exceed 4,215 square metres, £462 for the first 540 square metres, and an additional £462 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 4,215 square metres, £22,859; and an additional £138 for each 75 square metres in excess of 4,215 square metres, subject to a maximum in total of £300,000.
  
Pay

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.  £96 Pay
(2) Where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 465 square metres.  £2,580 Pay

5. The erection, alteration or replacement of plant or machinery.
 
(1) Where the site area does not exceed 5 hectares, £462 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area.
 
Pay
(2) Where the site area exceeds 5 hectares, £22,859; and an additional £138 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 5 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £300,000.
 
Pay

6. The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of existing dwelling houses (
Householder works or extensions)
 
(1)  Where the application relates to one dwelling house. £206 Pay
(2)  Where the application relates to 2 or more dwelling houses. £407 Pay

7.
 Householder works or extensions
 
  
  The carrying out of operations (including the erection of a building) within the curtilage of an existing dwellinghouse, for purposes ancillary to the enjoyment of the dwellinghouse 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 dwellinghouse.
 
£206 Pay

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. £234 Pay

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, £508 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area.
 
Pay
(2)  Where the site area exceeds 7.5 hectares, £34,934, and an additional £151 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 7.5 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £300,000.
 
Pay
9A. The carrying out of any operations (other than operations coming within category 9) for the winning and working of oil or natural gas
(a)

Where the site area does not exceed 15 hectares, £257 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area

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(b)

Where the site area exceeds 15 hectares, £38,520; and an additional £151 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 15 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £78,000.

Pay

10. The carrying out of any operations not coming within any of the above categories
 
 
(1)

In the case of operations for the winning and working of minerals

(a) where the site area does not exceed 15 hectares, £234 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area;

(b) where the site area exceeds 15 hectares £34,934; and an additional £138 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 15 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £78,000;

Pay
(2) in any other case, £234 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area, subject to a maximum in total of £2,028.
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B - Uses of Land


11. The change of use of a building to use as one or more separate dwellinghouses
 
(1) 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, £462 for each additional dwellinghouse

(b) where the change of use is to use as more than 50 dwellinghouses £22,859, and an additional £138 for each dwellinghouse in excess of 50 dwellinghouses, subject to a maximum in total of £300,000.
  

Pay

(2)

In all other cases
(a) where the change of use is to use as 50 or fewer dwellinghouses, £462 for each dwellinghouse;

(b) where the change of use is to use as more than 50 dwellinghouses, £22,859; and an additional £138 for each dwellinghouse in excess of 50 dwellinghouses, subject to a maximum in total of £300,000.

Pay

12.

(a) The use of land for the disposal of refuse or waste materials;

(b) the deposit of material remaining after minerals have been extracted from land; or

(c) the storage of minerals in the open.

(1) Where the site area does not exceed 15 hectares, £234 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area.
  
Pay
(2) Where the site area exceeds 15 hectares, £34,934; and an additional £138 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 15 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £78,000.
  
Pay
 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))
 
£462 Pay


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

Note: fee is charged per application, not per condition (relating to Householder works or extension permissions only)

£34  Pay
(b)

Relating to a permission for any other development

Note: fee is charged per application, not per condition 

£116 Pay

2. Fee for applications for non-material changes to planning permissions
 
(a) If the original permission was for householder works or extension.
 
£34 Pay
(b) In any other case.
 
£234 Pay
3. Removal or variation of condition of a previous permission
(a) In all cases £234 Pay
4. Fees in respect of the monitoring of mining and landfill sites
(a) Where the whole or a part of the site is an active site, the fee payable shall be £397 Pay
(b) In any other case the fee payable shall be £132 Pay

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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
£132 Pay
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.
£132

Pay

3. All other advertisements
£462 Pay

E - Certificates 

1. Certificate of existing use or development

The same fee as for an equivalent planning application Pay

2. Certificate of existing use - that failure to comply with any condition or limitation imposed by the planning permission was lawful.

£234 Pay
3. Certificate of proposed use or development

 Half of the fee as for an equivalent planning application Pay

F - Prior Notification and Prior Approval

1.   Agricultural/Forestry buildings & operations or demolition of buildings
 
£96 Pay
2.  Telecommunications code systems operators (Part 16)
 
£462 Pay
3.  Proposed Change of Use to State Funded School or Registered Nursery
 
£96 Pay
4.  Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a State-Funded School or Registered Nursery £96 Pay
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
 
£96 Pay
6.  Proposed Change of Use of a building from Office (Use Class B1) Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouse)
 
£96 Pay
7.  Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3), where there are no Associated Building Operations
 
£96

Pay
8.  Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3), and Associated Building Operations £206 Pay
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 £96 Pay
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 £206 Pay
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) £96 Pay
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) £96 Pay
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 £206 Pay
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). £96 Pay
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. £206 Pay
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)  £96 Pay
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) £96 Pay
18. Temporary use of buildings or land for film-making purposes (Part 4 Class E) £96 Pay
19. Temporary use of buildings for school (Part 4 Class CA) £96 Pay
20. Notification for Prior Approval for non-domestic extensions and alterations to form a collection facility (Part 7 Class C) £96 Pay
21. Notification for Prior Approval for solar photovoltaic equipment (Part 14 Class J) £96 Pay

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Planning - Appeal against enforcement notice

Please note, there is no fee to make an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate against a planning decision, however if you wish to appeal against an enforcement notice and want the planning merits of the development to be considered you will have to pay the appropriate fee for the relevant planning application.

Appeals against planning enforcement notice on Ground A ("deemed planning application") Fee payable is the same as relevant planning application Pay

Planning - other charges

1. 'Do I need planning permission?' enquiries £25 Pay
2. Planning history searches £25 per hour  Pay
3. Copies of documents
      Tree Preservation Order (copy) £10 Pay
Copying Hampton S106 and supplemental (Permission reference 91/P00556)  £30  Pay
4. Ordnance Survey plans
Ordnance Survey Block plan (1:500) £8.50 Pay
Ordnance Survey Location plan (1:1250) £27 Pay
Ordnance Survey Location plan and block plan (1:1250 and 1:500) £34 Pay
Ordnance Survey - custom scale Variable Pay

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

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GENERAL NOTES

Common Floor Space

Where applications are made which include dwellings and other non-residential floor space the fee is calculated by reference to the number of dwelling units and the addition of a sum related to the additional non-residential floor space created.  Where common floor space is included for both residential and non-residential use the amount of non-residential floor space is assessed as being in the same proportion as the residential and non-residential floor space created in the development.

Combined Application

Where applications are made relating to mixed category development (other than the erection of residential accommodation with other buildings) only the highest of the fees calculated under those categories is charged.


Exceptions

FEES ARE NOT PAYABLE IN THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES

EX1 Where development relates to alterations or extensions to a dwellinghouse or operations within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse for the purpose of providing access or facilities for greater safety, health or comfort to a resident who is disabled (Section 29 of the National Assistance Act 1948 applies or a child who is disabled for the purposes of the Childrens' Act 1989). Works to improve a disabled access to a public building is also exempt.

EX2 Where the application is revised to deal with any variations needed following the grant of permission on the same site or part of that site, the same description or character of development, by the same applicant within 12 months of the previous approval.

EX3 Where the application is for refusal on the same site or part of that site, the same description or character of development, by the same applicant within 12 months of the previous refusal by either the LPA or Secretary of State on appeal.

EX4 Where the application is revised following withdrawal because the LPA has indicated that certain changes would make it acceptable on the same site or part of that site, the same description or character of development, by the same applicant within 12 months of the making of the earlier one.

EX5 Where the application is to change a building or land from one use to another within the same class specified in the Schedule of Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (As amended) and where planning permission is required solely because such change is prohibited by condition of a previous grant of planning permission.

EX6 Applications relating solely to demolition of unlisted etc buildings in conservation areas


Reductions

RE1 Use of land for sports field or other ancillary operations (other than buildings) by non profit making club or society - fee payable £462

RE2 Applications for approval of one or more reserved matters require fees in accordance with the schedule expect where such applications have previously been made and the sum of fees paid is not less than would be payable in respect of all reserved matters authorised by the outline permission. On subsequent applications for approval of reserved matters by the same applicant - fee payable £462

RE3 Applications by Parish Councils - fee payable is one half normal rate.

RE4 Alternative proposals on the same site submitted by the same applicant - highest category at full fee, remainder at half fee. Normal fees are required for duplicate applications.

RE5 Applications straddling district or county boundaries are subject to special rules (para 8 of DOE Circular 73/91 relates). Generally one fee is paid to the authority having the larger site but calculated by the whole scheme, and subject to special ceiling. Please consult Local Planning Authority for guidance.


Related fee schedules

This page contains the fees relating to applications for planning permission, related service fees can be found using the links below.