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A guide to the fees for planning applications

In accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Fees for applications, deemed applications, requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012

These fees apply from 19 February 2014 onwards.

The fee should be paid at the time the application is submitted. If you are unsure of the fee applicable, please contact your local planning authority.

All outline applications

£385 per 0.1 hectare for sites up to and including 2.5 hectares

Not more than 2.5 hectares

£385 per 0.1 hectare

£9,527 plus £115 for each 0.1 in excess of 2.5 hectares to a maximum of £125,000

More than 2.5 hectares

£9,527 plus £115 per 0.1 hectare

 

Householder applications

Alterations/extensions to a single dwelling, including works within boundary

Single dwelling (excluding flats)

£172

 

Full applications (and first submissions of reserved matters)

Alterations/extensions to two or more dwellings, including works within boundaries

Two or more dwellings (or one or more flats)

£339

New dwellings (up to and including 50)

New dwellings (not more than 50)

£385 per dwelling

New dwellings (for more than 50) £19,049 plus £115 per additional dwelling in excess of 50 up to maximum fee of £250,000

New dwellings (more than 50)

£19,049 plus £115 per additional dwelling

Erection of buildings (not dwellings, agricultural, glasshouses, plant nor machinery):

Gross floor space to be created by the development

No increase in gross floor space or no more than 40m2

£195

Gross floor space to be created by the development

More than 40m2 but no more than 75m2

£385

Gross floor space to be created by the development

More than 75m2 but no more than 3,750m2

£385 for each 75m2 or part thereof

Gross floor space to be created by the development

More than 3,750m2

£19,049 plus £115 for each additional 75m2 in excess of 3,750m2 to a maximum of £250,000

The erection of buildings (on land used for agriculture for agricultural purposes):

Gross floor space to be created by the development

Not more than 465m2

£80

Gross floor space to be created by the development

More than 465m2 but not more than 540m2

£385

Gross floor space to be created by the development

More than 540m2 but not more than 4,215m2

£385 for first 540m2 plus £385 for each 75m2 (or part thereof) in excess of 540m2

Gross floor space to be created by the development

More than 4,215m2

£19,049 plus £115 for each 75m2 (or part thereof) in excess of 4,215m2 up to a maximum of £250,000

Erection of glasshouses (on land used for the purposes of agriculture):

Gross floor space to be created by the development

Not more than 465m2

£80

Gross floor space to be created by the development

More than 465m2

£2,150

Erection/alterations/replacement of plant and machinery

Site area

Not more than 5 hectares

£385 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)

Site area

More than 5 hectares

£19,049 plus additional £115 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 5 hectares to a maximum of £250,000

 

Applications other than building works

Car parks, service roads or other accesses

For existing uses

£195

Waste (Use of land for disposal of refuse or waster materials or deposit of material remaining after extraction or storage of minerals)

Site area

Not more than 15 hectares

£195 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)

Site area

More than 15 hectares

£29,112 plus £115 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 15 hectares up to a maximum of £65,000

 

Operations connected with exploratory drilling for oil or natural gas

Site area

Not more than 7.5 hectares

£423 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)

Site area

More than 7.5 hectares

£31,725 plus additional £126 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 7.5 hectares up to a maximum of 250,000

 

Operations (other than exploratory drilling) for the winning and working of oil or natural gas

Site area

Not more than 15 hectares

£214 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)

Site area

More than 15 hectares

£32,100 plus additional £126 for each 0.1 in excess of 15 hectare up to a maximum of £65,000

 

Other operations (winning and working of minerals) excluding oil and natural gas

Site area

Not more than 15 hectares

£195 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)

Site area

More than 15 hectares

£29,112 plus additional £115 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 15 hectares up to a maximum of £65,000

Other operations (not coming within any of the above categories)

Any site area

£195 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) up to a maximum of £1,690

 

Lawful development certificate

LDC – existing use – in breach of a planning condition

 

Same as full

LDC – existing use LDC – lawful not to comply with a particular condition

 

£195

LDC – proposed use

 

Half the normal planning fee

 

Prior approval

Agricultural and forestry buildings and operations or demolition of buildings

 

£80

Telecommunications code systems operators

 

£385

 

Reserved matters

Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval

 

Full fee due or if full fee already paid then £385 due

 

Approval/variation/discharge of condition

Application for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission

 

£195

Request for confirmation that one or more planning conditions have been complied with

 

£28 per request for Householder otherwise £97 per request

 

Change of use of a building to use as one or more separate dwelling houses, or other cases

Number of dwellings

Not more than 50 dwellings

£385 for each

Number of dwellings

More than 50 dwellings

£19,049 plus £115 for each in excess of 50 up to a maximum of £250,000

Other changes of use of a building or land

 

£385

 

Advertising

Relating to the business on the premises

 

£110

Advance signs which are not situated on or visible from the site, directing the public to a business

 

£110

Other advertisements

 

£385

 

Application for a new planning permission to replace an extant planning permission

Applications in respect of major developments

£575

Applications in respect of householder developments

£57

Applications in respect of other developments

£195

 

Application for Non-material Amendment following a grant of planning permission

Applications in respect of householder developments

£28

Applications in respect of other developments

£195

 

Concesions - exemptions from payment

For alterations, extensions, etc. to a dwelling house for the benefit of a registered disabled person

An application solely for the carrying out of the operations for the purpose of providing a means of access for disabled persons to or within a building or premises to which members of the public are admitted

Listed building consent

Conservation area consent

Works to trees covered by a Tree Preservation Order or in a Conservation Area Hedgerow Removal

If the proposal is the first revision of an application for development of the same character or description on the same site by the same applicant within 12 months of making the earlier application if withdrawn or the date of the decision if granted or refused (including signs only if withdrawn or refused) and NOT a duplicate application make by the same applicant within 28 days

If the proposal relates to works that require planning permission only by virtue of an Article 4 Direction of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, i.e. where the application is required only because of a direction or planning condition removing permitted development rights.

If the application is for a lawful development certificate, for existing use, where an application for planning permission for the same development would be exempt from the need to pay a planning fee under any other planning fee regulation

If the application is for consent to display an advertisement following either a withdrawal of an earlier application (before notice of decision was issued) or where the application is made following refusal of consent for display of an advertisement, and where the application is made by or on behalf of the same person

If the application is for alternative proposals for the same site by the same applicant, in order to benefit from the permitted development right in Schedule 2 Part 3 Class E of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995

 

Concessions - reductions to payments

If the application is being made on behalf of a non-profit making sports club or works for playing fields not involving buildings then the fee is £385

If the application is being made on behalf of a parish or community council then the fee is 50%

If the application is an alternative proposal being submitted on the same site by the same applicant on the same day, where this application is of lesser cost then the fee is 50%

In respect of reserved matters you must pay a sum equal to or greater than what would be payable at current rates for approval of all the reserved matters.  If this amount has already been paid then the fee is £385

If the application is for a Lawful Development Certificate for a proposed use or development, then the fee is 50%

If two or more applications are submitted for different proposals on the same day and relating to the same site then you must pay the fee for the highest fee plus half sum of the others

Where an application relates to development which is within more than one fee category, the correct fee is simply the highest of the fees payable (if not including residential)

Where an application consists of the erection of dwellings and the erection of other types of buildings (categories 1-4) the fees are added together and maximum can be exceeded

Where an application crosses one or more local or district planning authorities then the fee is 150% and goes to the authority that contains the larger part of the application site or a sum of the fees it if is less than 150%

County council fees

Stopping up or diverting a footpath
under S.257 or S.261 of the Town
and Country Planning Act 1990

£1416 plus advertising costs in local
paper