Planning fees, exemptions and reductions

Information about the planning fees, exemptions and reductions.

This information is a summary of the planning fees and is intended only as a guide.

The fee should be paid when submitting a planning application. If you are not sure which fee you need to pay, please contact us. No decision can be made until the correct fee has been paid. 

Fees, exemptions and reductions list

These fees apply to applications made from 24 August 2020 onwards.

Outline

All outline applications
DevelopmentFee payable
Where the site area is not more than 2.5 hectares £460 per 0.1 hectare
Where the site area is more than  2.5 hectares  £11,500 plus £120 for each 0.1 in excess of 2.5 hectares to a maximum of £150,000

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Householder

Householder applications
DevelopmentFee payable
Alterations/extensions to a single dwelling (excluding flats), including works within boundary £230

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Full Applications (and First Submissions of Reserved Matters)

All full applications
DevelopmentFee payable
Aterations/extensions to two or more dwellings (or one or more flats), including works within boundaries £460
New dwellings (up to and including 50) £460 per dwelling
New dwellings (for more than 50) £23,000 + £120 per additional dwelling in excess of 50 up to a maximum fee of £300,000
Erection of buildings (not dwellings, agricultural, glasshouses, plant nor machinery)
DevelopmentFee payable
Increase in floor space no more than 40m2 £230
Increase in floor space more than 40m2 but no more than 75m2 £460
Increase in floor space more than 75m2 £460 for each 75m2 or part thereof, to a maximum of £300,000
Erection of buildings (on land used for agriculture for agricultural purposes)
DevelopmentFee payable
Site area not more than 465m2 £85
Site area more than 465m2 but not more than 540m2 £460
Site area more than 540m2 £460 for first 540m2 + £460 for each 75m2 (or part thereof) in excess of 540 m2 to a maximum of £300,000
Erection of glasshouses on land used for the purposes of agriculture
DevelopmentFee payable
Site area not more than 465m2 £85
Site area more than 465m2 £2,600
Erection/alterations/replacement of plant and machinery
DevelopmentFee payable
Site area not more than 5 hectares £460 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
Site area more than 5 hectares £23,000 + additional £120 for each 0.1 hectare (or part therefof) in excess of 5 hectares to a maximum of £300,000

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Applications other than Building Works

Car parks, service roads or other accesses
DevelopmentFee payable
For existing uses £230
Waste (Use of land for disposal of refuse or waste materials or deposit of material remaining after extraction or storage of minerals)
DevelopmentFee payable
Site area not more than 15 hectares £230 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
Site area more than 15 hectares £34,500 + £120 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 15 hectares up to a maximum of £80,000
Operations connected with exploratory drilling for oil or natural gas
DevelopmentFee payable
Site area not more than 7.5 hectares £460 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
Site area more than 7.5 hectares £34,500 + additional £120 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 7.5 hectares up to a maximum of £300,000
Winning and working of minerals
DevelopmentFee payable
Site area not more than 15 hectares £230 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
Site area more than 15 hectares £34,500 + additional £120 for each 0.1 in excess of 15 hectare up to a maximum of £80,000
Other operations (Applications other than Building Works)
DevelopmentFee payable
Any site area £230 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) up to a maximum of £300,000

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Lawful Development Certificate

Existing and Proposed Lawful Development Certificate applications
DevelopmentFee payable
Existing use or operation Same fee as full application fee
Existing use or operation lawful not to comply with any condition or limitation £230
Proposed use or operation Half of the full application fee

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Prior approval

Prior approval submissions
DevelopmentFee payable
Agricultural and Forestry buildings and operations or demolition of buildings £100
Telecommunications Code Systems Operators £460

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Reserved matters

Applications for Reserved Matters
DevelopmentFee payable
Application for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission £230
Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval Full fee due or if full fee already paid then £460 due

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Change of use of a building

Change of use of a building to use as one or more separate dwellinghouses, or other cases
DevelopmentFee payable
Change of use of a single dwelling to be used for two or more dwellings, not more than 50 dwellings £460 for each
Change of use of a single dwelling to be used for two or more dwellings, more than 50 dwellings £23,000 + £120 for each in excess of 50 to a maximum of £300,000
Change of use of a building for 1 or more separate dwellings, not more than 50 dwellings £460 for each
Change of use of a building for 1 or more separate dwellings, more than 50 dwellings £23,000 + £120 for each in excess of 50 to a maximum of £300,000
Other material change of use of a building or land £460

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Advertising

Fees for different types of advertising
Advert typeFee payable
Relating to the business on the premises £120
Advance signs which are not situated on or visible from the site, directing the public to a business £120
Other advertisements £460

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Applications for a non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission

Non-Material amendment applications
Application typeFee payable
Applications in respect of householder developments £35
Applications in respect of other development  £115

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Discharge of Conditions

Fees for Discharge of Conditions
Application typeFee payable
Applications in respect of householder developments £35
Applications in respect of other development  £115

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Cross boundary applications

Where applications are made for planning permission, for approval of reserved matters or for certificates of lawful use or development which relate to land in the area of two or more local planning authorities, a fee is payable to each local planning authority. The fee payable is calculated in the normal manner.

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Exemptions

Planning fees are exempt for:

  • alterations and extensions 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.
  • A proposal that relates to works that require planning permission only by virtue of an Article 4 Direction of the Town & 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.
  • An application 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
  • An application 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.
  • An application for consent to display an advertisement which results from a direction under Regulation 7 of the Control of Advertisements Regulations 1992, dis-applying deemed consent under Regulation 6 of the advertisement in question.
  • An application for alternate 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
  • A proposal that is the first revision of an application for development of the same character, on the same site, by the same applicant within 12 months of the date of original application if withdrawn or of the date of decision where planning permission has been refused.

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Reductions to payments

There are reductions to planning fees if:

  • the application is being made on behalf of a non-profit making sports club for works for playing fields not involving buildings then the fee is £460
  • the application is being made on behalf of a parish or community council then the fee is 50%
  • 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 £460
  • the application is for a Lawful Development Certificate for a Proposed use or development, then the fee is 50%
  • 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

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