Planning fees

For some applications there are no fees payable. For others, various fees apply according to the type of application. 

Examples of the fees payable are given here and not all fees are shown below. If you are unsure what fee is required please contact built environment for advice.

Please note that with effect from 17 January 2018 planning fees have increased, any applications submitted from this date will require the new fee outlined below. For further information about fees, please refer to the Planning Portal.

Householder developments

Including extensions, garden sheds, fences or walls

  • £206 for alterations to one dwelling
  • £407 for alterations to two or more dwellings

New residential buildings

  • £462 per dwelling erected (50 or fewer dwellings)
  • £22,859 where development exceeds 50 dwellings, plus £138 for each dwelling in excess of 50 subject to a maximum of £300,000

Non-residential buildings

  • £234 where less than 40 square metres of floor area is created
  • £462 where between 40 and 75 square metres of floor area is created
  • £462 for each additional 75 square metres of floor area or part thereof (up to 3750 square metres)
  • £22,859 where the development exceeds 3750 square metres plus £138 for each additional 75 square metres or part thereof in excess of 3750 square metres (maximum £300,000)
  • £462 per 0.1 hectare of site area up to 5 hectares where site are exceeds 5 hectares £22,859 and an additional £138 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 5 hectares, subject to a maximum of £300,000
  • £234 where construction of car parks, service roads or other access for an existing use
  • £234 where no new floor area is created, for example shopfronts

Outline applications

  • £462 per 0.1 hectare of site area (or part thereof) where the site does not exceed 2.5 hectares
  • £11,432 where the site exceeds 2.5 hectares plus an additional £138 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 2.5 hectares (maximum £150,000)

 Uses

  • change of use for non-residential purposes - £462
  • conversion of residential building into separate dwellings (for example converting a house into flats) £462 per extra dwelling created up to 50 dwellings
  • conversion of residential building into more than 50 dwellings £22,859 plus £138 for each additional dwelling over 50 (maximum £300,000)
  • conversion of a non-residential building into separate dwellings £462 per dwelling up to 50 dwellings
  • conversion of a non-residential building into more than 50 dwellings £22,859, plus £138 for each additional dwelling over 50 (maximum £300,000)

Non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission

  • householder applications - £34
  • in any other case - £234

Conditions

  • removal or variation of a condition of previous planning permission - £234
  • renewal of a limited period permission - £234

Written confirmation of compliance with a condition or conditions:

  • householder applications - £34 for each request
  • all other development - £116 for each request

Lawful development certificates

  • for a certificate of existing use or development (Section 191 application) the fee is the same as for an equivalent planning application for the use or development except where the application is for use as separate dwellings in which case the fee is £462 per dwelling (up to 50 dwellings)
  • for a certificate of proposed use or development (Section 192 application) the fee is half the amount for the equivalent planning application
  • for a certificate for failure to comply with a condition of a planning permission - £234

Advertisement consent

  • advertisements relating to, or directing to the site, such as shop signs - £132
  • all other advertisements - £462

Prior approval applications

  • telecom equipment - £462
  • notification of agricultural or forestry development - £96
  • demolition works under the General Permitted Development Order - £96

Exemptions from charges

  • applications for listed building consent or conservation area consent
  • applications for alterations to a dwelling for the benefit of a disabled person who is living or intends to live in the house
  • applications which relate solely to works to provide a means of access for disabled people to a building to which the public are admitted
  • an application following the withdrawal/refusal of a previous scheme or a revised application following a previous planning permission. In all cases the application must be for a similar development of the same site by the same applicant if submitted within 12 months of the last decision or in the case of a withdrawn application, within 12 months of the date the application was made

We are unable to begin dealing with your application unless it is accompanied by the appropriate fee.