Fees for planning applications

Planning applications

All applications must be accompanied by the appropriate fee. Fees are set by law. The Authority has no discretion to waive or vary the fee payable.

Operations

1. The erection of dwellinghouses (other than development in category 6)

  1. Where the application is for outline planning permission and
    • the site area does not exceed 2.5 hectares, £462 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area
    • 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;
  2. In other cases
    • where the number of dwellinghouses to be created by the development is 50 or fewer, £462 for each dwellinghouse;
    • where the number of dwellinghouses to be created by the development exceeds 50, £22,859; and an additional £138 for each dwellinghouse in excess of 50 dwellinghouses, subject to a maximum in total of £300,000.
  3. Where the application is for permission in principle, £402 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area.

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
    • the site area does not exceed 2.5 hectares, £462 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area
    • 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
  2. In other cases
    • where no floor space is to be created by the development, £234
    • where the gross floor space to be created by the development does not exceed 40 square metres, £234
    • where the gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 40 square metres but does not exceed 75 square metres, £462
    • where the gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 75 square metres but does not exceed 3750 square metres, £462 for each 75 square metres of that area
    • where the gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 3750 square metres, £22,859; and an additional £138 for each 75 square metres in excess of 3570 square metres subject to a maximum in total of £300,000
  3. Where the application is for permission in principle, £402 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area.

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
    • the site area does not exceed 2.5 hectares, £462 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area
    • 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
  2. In other cases
    • where the gross floor space to be created by the development does not exceed 465 square metres, £96
    • where the gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 465 square metres but does not exceed 540 square metres, £462
    • where the gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 540 square metres but does not exceed 4215 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
    • where the gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 4215 square metres, £22,859; and an additional £138 for each 75 square metres in excess of 4215 square metres subject to a maximum in total of £300,000
  3. Where the application is for permission in principle, £402 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area.

4. The erection of glasshouses on land used for the purposes of agriculture

  1. Where the gross floor space to be created by the development does not exceed 465 square metres, £96
  2. Where the gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 465 square metres, £2580

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
  2. Where the site area exceeds 5 hectares, £22,859; and an additional £138 for each additional 0.1 hectare in excess of 5 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £300,000

6. The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of existing dwellinghouses

  1. Where the application relates to one dwellinghouse, £206
  2. Where the application relates to two or more dwellinghouses, £407

7. 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

8. 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

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
  2. Where the site area exceeds 7.5 hectares, £38,070; and an additional £151 for each additional 0.1 hectare in excess of 7.5 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £300,000

9A. The carrying out of any operations (other than operations coming within category 9) for the winning and working of oil or natural gas

  1. Where the site area does not exceed 15 hectares, £257 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area
  2. Where the site area exceeds 15 hectares, £38,520; and an additional £151 for each additional 0.1 hectare in excess of 15 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £78,000

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
    • where the site area does not exceed 15
      hectares, £234 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area;
    • 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;
  2. In any other case, £234 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area, subject to a maximum in total of £2,028.

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
    • where the change of use is to use as 50 or fewer dwellinghouses, £462 for each additional dwellinghouse;
    • 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;
  2. In all other cases
    • where the change of use is to use as 50 or fewer dwellinghouses £462 for each dwellinghouse;
    • 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

12. The use of land for the disposal of refuse or waste materials, the deposit of material remaining after minerals have been extracted from land, or 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;
  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

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 or 12(a), (b) or (c))

£462

14. Applications to develop land without compliance with conditions previously attached (also known as Section 73 and minor-material amendment applications

£234

15. Applications for development carried out before the date of the application (Section 73A)

  1. Where development was carried out without planning permission, the same fee as would be payable for a planning application to carry out that development
  2. In any other case, £234

16. Lawful development certificates

  1. Where the application is made under Section 191(1)(a) and/or (b) for an existing use or operations already carried out, the same fee as would be payable for an equivalent planning application
  2. Where the application is made under Section 191(1)(c) relating to failure to comply with a condition or limitation of a planning permission, £234
  3. Where the application is made under Section 192(1)(a) and/or (b) for a proposed use or operations proposed to be carried out, half the fee as would be payable for an equivalent planning application

17. Hazardous substances consent

  1. If Section 13(i) of the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990 applies (new consent without previous conditions), £200
  2. If Section 13(i) of the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990 does not apply and the quantity specified in the application as the maximum quantity proposed to be present exceeds twice the controlled quantity, £400
  3. In all other cases, £250
  4. Continuation of consent under Section 17(i), £200

18. Non-material amendments

  1. If the application is for householder development, £34 for each request
  2. In any other case, £234 for each request

19. Confirmation of compliance with conditions attached to a planning permission

  1. Where the request relates to a permission which falls within category 6 of 7(a) above, £34 for each request
  2. In any other case, £116 for each request

Prior approval fees

20. Agricultural and forestry buildings and demolition of buildings

£96

21. Telecommunications

£462

22. Change of use to school or nursery

£96

23. Change of use from agricultural to flexible use

£96

24. Change of use from office to dwellinghouse

£96

25. Change of use from Shop to Cafe

  1. Where no associated building operations would take place, £96
  2. Where associated building building operations would take place, £206

Advertisements

26. 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: the nature of the business or other activity carried on on 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

27. 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

28. All other advertisements

£462

Exemptions and concessions

29. Works to improve disabled access to a public building or to improve disabled access, safety, health or comfort at a dwellinghouse

No fee

30. Applications by parish and town councils

Half fee

31. Applications for sports and recreation facilities by not for profit organisations

£462

32. Applications for development or advertisements of similar character or description on the same site or part thereof as a previous application and made by the same applicant within 12 months of refusal, 12 months of approval, 12 months of the making of a withdrawn application, or 12 months of the expiry of the statutory determination period where an appeal against non-determination was made.

No fee. One free go only.

Notes

The above provides a summary of the most common fees and exemptions. For full details of fees and exemptions please see the Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012.