Planning Pre-application fees

Make a payment for planning pre-application advice

If you know how much you need to pay for your planning pre-application advice enquiry you can go straight to the payments screen by clicking on the Pay Online button.

You will need to provide us with either your 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 table below. If you need further assistance please contact us.

Please note: Due to an increase in application submissions and a lack of resources, the provision of pre-application advice for householder development is being suspended from 3 June 2019.

The Development Management team will continue to provide pre-application advice on other types of development such as commercial and major application proposals.

‘Major development’ means development involving any one or more of the following;

  • The provision of dwelling/houses where -
    a. The number of dwelling/houses to be provided is 10 or more: or
    b. The development is to be carried out on a site having an area of 0.5 hectares or more and it is not known whether the number of dwelling/houses to be provided is 10 or more.
  • The provision of a building or buildings where the floor space to be created by the development is 1,000 square metres or more: or
  • Development carried out on a site having an area of one hectare or more;

Where a site above one hectare is subject to a change of use application, it is a major development.

Planning Pre-application advice fees

The following fees relate to applications made to us for advice on whether or not a proposed development is likely to receive planning permission. Details of what you need to submit for his type of application can be found on the Apply for Planning permission pages.

Please note that should your proposal seek advice on different options for the same proposed development, please contact the Planning Department for a fee as such will be considered on a case by case basis, i.e. where two house designs are submitted for a single house plot.

Valid from 1 April 2017 - Fees shown in (brackets) are inclusive of VAT.  

Table 1 - New dwellings

Description Fee  
1 - 14 no. (including change of use to dwellings) or where the number of dwellings is not yet known, residential development on land up to 0.5 hectares £60 per dwelling Pay
15 – 50 (including change of use to dwellings) or where the number of dwellings is not yet known, residential development on sites over 0.5 up to 2.5 hectares £76 per dwelling capped to a total of £3000 Pay
More than 50 dwellings Fee to be agreed on case by case basis but not less than £3000 Pay

Table 2 - Commercial

Description Fee  
No floorspace or up to 75 square metres of new floorspace £76 Pay
Over 75 square metres of new floorspace up to 3750 square metres £76 per 75 square metres capped at £3000 Pay
Over 3750 square metres of new floorspace Fee to be agreed on case by case basis but not less than £3000 Pay

Table 3 - Householder

Please note: Due to an increase in application submissions and a lack of resources, the provision of pre-application advice for householder development is being suspended from 3rd June 2019.

Description Fee  
One dwelling £35 Pay

Table 4 - Change of use

Description Fee  
Change of use only (no other works) £76 Pay

Other types of development

The fees for all other types of development (including EIA development) are to be agreed on case by case basis.

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