Planning Fees

Scale of Fees (from 6 December 2023)

Please be aware that our miscellaneous fees will be increasing from 1 October 2023. 

From 6 December 2023 the fees have been revised as shown on these schedules. The correct fee must be sent in with your application, otherwise your application will be delayed.

Any receipt issued by the Planning Portal or the Council for the payment of fees does not mean that the application is valid. You will be sent a letter which will either formally acknowledge receipt of the application, or explain why it is invalid.

These schedules are not comprehensive as they have been simplified for ease of reference. It may be necessary in some cases to refer directly to the Regulations.

Please note: discretionary fees charged for other services provided by the Local Planning Authority will periodically rise in line with inflation.

Householder Development

Application Fee
Alterations, improvements or extensions to existing dwellings
  • Where application relates to one dwellinghouse: £258

Outline applications

Application Fee
Outline applications (including dwellings)
  • £578 per 0.1 (or part thereof) of the site area up to 0.5 hectares
  • £624 per 0.1 (or part thereof) of the site area between 0.5 and 2.5 hectares
  • Where site area exceeds 2.5 hectares: £15,433 and an additional £186 per 0.1 hectare in excess of 2.5 hectares to a maximum total of £202,500.
Outline applications (not dwellinghouses)
  • £578 per 0.1 (or part thereof) of the site area up to 0.5 hectares
  • £624 per 0.1 (or part thereof) of the site area between 0.5 and 2.5 hectares
  • Where site area exceeds 2.5 hectares: £15,433 and an additional £186 per 0.1 hectare in excess of 2.5 hectares to a maximum total of £202,500.

Full and Reserved Matters Applications

Application Fee
Alterations or extensions to existing dwellings, including works within boundaries
  • Where application relates to one dwellinghouse: £258
  • £590  Two or more dwellinghouses (or two or more flats)
Erection of dwellinghouses
  • £578 per dwelling up to 10 dwellings
  • £624 per dwelling between 10 and 50 dwellings
  • Where the development exceeds 50 dwellings £30,860 and an additional £186 per dwelling in excess of 50, subject to a maximum total of £405,000.
Erection of buildings (other than dwellings, agricultural buildings, glasshouses or plant and machinery)
  • Where no floor space is to be created by the development: £293
  • Where the gross floor space does not exceed 40 sq m: £293
  • Where the gross floor space is more than 40 sq m but does not exceed 1,000 sq m: £578 for each 75 sq m of that area.
  • Where the gross floor space is more than 1,000 sq m but does not exceed 3750 sq m: £624 for each 75 sq m of that area.
  • Where the gross floor space is more than 3750 sq m: £30,680 and an additional £186 for each 75 sq m in excess of 3750 sq m, subject to a maximum total of £405,000.
Erection of agricultural buildings on land used for agricultural purposes (other than glass houses)
  • Where the gross floor space does not exceed 465 sq m: £120
  • Where the gross floor space is more than 465 sq m but does not exceed 540 sq m: £578
  • Where the gross floor space is more than 540 sq m but does not exceed 1,000 sq m: £578 for first 540 sq m and an additional £578 for each 75 sq m in excess of 540 sq m.
  • Where the gross floor space is more than 1,000 sq m but does not exceed 4215 sq m: £624 for first 1,000 sq m and an additional £624 for each 75 sq m in excess of 1,000 sq m.
  • Where the gross floor space exceeds 4,215 sq m: £30,862 and an additional £186 for each 75 sq m in excess of 4215 sq m to a maximum total of £405,000.
Erection of glasshouses on land used for agricultural purposes
  • Where the gross floor space does not exceed 465 sq m: £120
  • Where the gross floor space exceeds 465 sq m but
    not more than 1,000 sq m: £3,225
  • Where the gross floor space exceeds 1000 sq m: £3,483
Erection, alteration or replacement of plant and machinery
  • Where site area does not exceed 1 hectare: £578 per 0.1 hectare of the site area.
  • Where site area does not exceed 5 hectares: £624 per 0.1 hectare of the site area.
  • Where site area exceeds 5 hectares: £30,860 and an additional £186 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 5 hectares to a maximum of £405,000

Applications other than building works

Application Fee
Car Parks, service roads or other accesses used for the purposes of a single undertaking (where these are incidental to the existing use). £293
Waste (use of land for the disposal of refuse or waste materials or deposit of material remaining after extraction or storage of minerals)
  • Where the site area does not exceed 15 hectares; £316 per 0.1 hectares of the site area.
  • Where the site area exceeds 15 hectares: £47,161 and £186 per additional 0.1 hectare in excess of 15 hectares to a maximum of £105,300.
Operations connected with exploratory drilling for oil or natural gas
  • Where the site area does not exceed 7.5 hectares: £686 per 0.1 hectares of the site area.
  • Where the site area exceeds 7.5 hectares: £51,395 and £204 per additional 0.1 hectare in excess of 7.5 hectares to a maximum of £405,000.
Operations (other than exploratory drilling) for the winning and working of oil or natural gas
  • Where the site area does not exceed 15 hectares; £347 per 0.1 hectares of the site area.
  • Where the site area exceeds 15 hectares: £52,002 and £204 per additional 0.1 hectare in excess of 15 hectares to a maximum of £105,300.
Operations for the winning, working and storage of minerals (excluding oil and natural gas)
  • Where the site area does not exceed 15 hectares; £316 per 0.1 hectares of the site area.
  • Where the site area exceeds 15 hectares: £47,161 and £186 per additional 0.1 hectare in excess of 15 hectares to a maximum of £105,300.
Other operations (not coming within any of the above categories) £293 per 0.1 hectare ( or part thereof) of the site area to a maximum of £2,535.

Approval/variation/discharge of condition

Application Fee
Variation or removal of a planning conditions £234
Request for confirmation that one or more planning conditions have been complied - applications relating to the enlargement or alterations to existing dwellings or development within the curtilage of an existing dwelling £34 for each request
Request for confirmation that one or more planning conditions have been complied with - any other application £116 for each request

Change of use

Application Fee
Change of Use of a building to use as one or more separate dwellinghouses, or other cases
  • £578 per dwelling up to 10 dwellings
  • £624 per dwelling between 10 and 50 dwellings
  • Where the development exceeds 50 dwellings £30,860 and an additional £186 per dwelling in excess of 50, subject to a maximum total of £405,000.
Other changes of use (excluding minerals and waste) £578

Advertisements

Application Fee
Relating to the business on the premises £165
Advance signs directing the public to a business £165
Other advertisements £578

Lawful Development Certificates

Application Fee
Existing use or operation The same fee as for an equivalent planning application
Existing use or operation - lawful not to comply with any
condition or limitation
£293
Proposed use or operation Half the fee as for an equivalent planning application

Prior Approval applications

Application Fee
Larger house extension  £120
Additional storeys on a home £120
Agricultural and Forestry buildings and operations £120
Demolition of buildings £120
Communications (previously referred to as ‘Telecommunications Code Systems Operators’) £578
Demolition of a residential property £120
Change of use only £120
Change of use from Commercial/Business/Service (Use Class E), or Betting Office or Pay Day Loan Shop to mixed use including up to two flats (Use Class C3) £120
Change of Use of a building and any land within its curtilage from Commercial/Business/Service (Use Class E), Hotels (Use Class C1), Residential Institutions (Use Class C2), Secure Residential Institutions (Use Class C2A) to a State Funded School £120
Change of Use of a building and any land within its curtilage from an Agricultural Building to a State-Funded School £120
Change of Use of a building and any land within its curtilage from an Agricultural Building to a flexible commercial use within Commercial/Business/Service (Use Class E), Storage or Distribution (Use Class B8), or Hotels (Use Class C1) £120
Change of Use of a building and any land within its curtilage from Commercial/Business/Service (Use Class E) to Dwellinghouses (Use Class C3) £125 per dwelling
Change of Use of a building and any land within its curtilage from an Agricultural Building to Dwellinghouses (Use Class C3)
  • £120
  • £258 if it includes building operations in connection with the change of use
Change of use of a building from Betting Office, Pay Day Loan Shop, Launderette; a mixed use combining one of these uses and use as Dwellinghouse(s); or Hot Food Takeaways to Dwellinghouses (Use Class C3)
  • £120
  • £258 if it includes building operations in connection with the change of use
Change of Use of a building and any land within its curtilage from Amusement Arcades/Centres and Casinos to Dwellinghouses (Use Class C3)
  • £120
  • £258 if it includes building operations in connection with the change of use
Temporary Use of Buildings or Land for the Purpose of Commercial Film-Making and the Associated Temporary Structures, Works, Plant or Machinery required in Connection with that Use £120
Provision of Temporary School Buildings on Vacant Commercial Land and the use of that land as a State-funded School for up to 3 Academic Years £120
Development Consisting of the Erection or Construction of a Collection Facility within the Curtilage of a Shop £120
Installation, Alteration or Replacement of other Solar Photovoltaics (PV) equipment on the Roofs of Non-domestic Buildings, up to a Capacity of 1 Megawatt £120
Erection, extension, or alteration of a university building £120
Movable structure within the curtilage of a historic visitor attraction, or listed pub, restaurant etc. £120
Erection, extension or alteration on a closed defence site by or on behalf of the Crown of single living accommodation and/or non-residential buildings £120
Construction of new dwellinghouses
  • £418 per dwelling up to 10 dwellings
  • £451 per dwelling between 10 and 50 dwellings
  • Where the development exceeds 50 dwellings £22,309 and an additional £135 per dwelling in excess of 50, subject to a maximum total of £405,000.

Reserved Matters

Application Fee
Approval of reserved matters following outline approval
  • Full fee due; or
  • If full fee already paid, £578

Removal/variation/approval/discharge of condition

Application Fee
Removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission £293
Discharge of condition(s) – Approval of details and/or confirmation that one or more planning conditions have been complied with
  • Householder permissions: £43
  • All other permissions: £145

Non Material Amendment to a Grant of Planning Permission

Application Fee
Householder developments £43 for each request
Any other application £293 for each request

Certificate of Appropriate Alternative Development

Application Fee
All applications £234

Permission in Principle

Application Fee
Site area £508 per additional 0.1 hectare

Concessionary fees and exemptions

Please note: Not all concessions are valid for all application types. Upon receipt of your
application, the local authority will check the fee is correct and if the concession is applicable.

Application types with no current fee

  • Listed Building Consent
  • Planning permission for relevant demolition in a Conservation Area
  • Works to Trees covered by a Tree Preservation Order or in a Conservation Area
  • Hedgerow removal notice

Exemptions from payment (removed from legislation but remain valid as per below)

An application that is the first and only revision of a previous application of the same type, for development of the same character or description, on the same site (or part of that site), by the same applicant where it will be received by the Local Authority within 12 months of:

  • the Local Authority receiving the previous application if it was withdrawn; or
  • the previous application being granted or refused; or
  • the determination period of the previous application expiring, where that application was validated, not determined, and then appealed on the grounds of non-determination;

and, in all cases, where that relevant 12-month period started no later than 5 December
2023.

An application that is the first and only revision of a previous application, for display advertisement(s) of the same description, on the same site(s) or part(s) of the site(s), by the same applicant, where it will be received by the Local Authority within 12 months of:

  • the Local Authority receiving the previous application if it was withdrawn; or
  • the previous application being refused;

and, in all cases, where that relevant 12-month period started no later than 5 December 2023.

Exemptions from payment

An application solely for the alteration or extension of an existing dwellinghouse; or works in the curtilage of an existing dwellinghouse (other than the erection of a dwellinghouse) for the purpose of providing:

  • Means of access to or within it for a disabled person who is resident in it, or is proposing to take up residence in it; or
  • Facilities designed to secure that person's greater safety, health or comfort.

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.

If the application relates to an alternate use of buildings or land within the same Use Class that requires planning permission only by the requirements of a condition imposed on a permission granted or deemed to be granted under Part 3 of the Town and Country Planning
Act 1990 (as amended).

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 which results from a direction under Regulation 7 of the 2007 Regulations, dis-applying deemed consent under Regulation
6 to the advertisement in question.

If the application relates to a condition or conditions on an application for Listed Building
Consent or planning permission for relevant demolition in a Conservation Area.

If an application for planning permission (for which a fee is payable) being made by the same applicant on the same date for the same site, buildings or land as the prior approval application (for larger home extensions, additional storeys on a home, or change of uses).

Reductions to payments

Application Fee
Application made on behalf of a non-profit making sports club for works for playing fields not involving buildings. £578
Applications by Parish Councils Half the normal fee
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. Half the normal fee
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.
£578
Application is for a Lawful Development Certificate for a Proposed use or development Half the normal fee
Two or more applications  submitted for different proposals on the same day and relating to the same site. Highest fee plus half sum of the
others
Where an application crosses one or more local or district planning authorities.
  • The amount due is usually 150% of the ‘single’ fee that would have been payable for the proposed development (as if there had only been one application to a single authority covering the entire site); unless
  • The ‘total’ fee (the sum total of each separately calculated fee for each part of the development within each authority’s boundary) is smaller. In which case this ‘total’ fee is the fee due
In either case, the fee should be paid to the authority that contains the larger part of the
application site within its boundary.
 

Charge for processing refunds

The Council incurs an administrative charge for processing refunds. We will deduct £170 for refunds on major applications and £58 for all other application types and general refunds.