Planning Fees

A Guide to scale of planning fees, England

DEVELOPMENT CATEGORY

FEE CALCULATION CRITERIA

THRESHOLDS & MAXIMUMS

OUTLINE PLANNING APPLICATIONS

   

Residential, commercial & agricultural development

Not more than 2.5 hectares

More than 2.5 hectares

£462 per 0.1 hectare

£11,432 + £138 per 0.1 hectare up to a maximum of £150,000

DETAILED PLANNING APPLICATIONS

   

Residential

Not more than 50 new dwelling houses

More than 50 new dwelling houses

£462 per dwelling house

£22,859 + £138 per additional dwelling house up to a maximum of £300,000

Commercial

No increase in gross floor space or no more than 40 sq m

More than 40 sq m but no more than 75 sq m

More than 75 sq m but no more than 3,750 sq m

More than 3,750 sq m

£234

£462

£462 for each 75 sq m

£22,859 + £138 for each additional 75 sq m in excess of 3,750 sq m to a maximum of £300,000

Agricultural

Not more than 465 sq m

More than 465 sq m but not more than 540 sq m

More than 540 sq m but not more than 4215 sq m

More than 4215 sq m

£96

£462

462 for first 540 sq m + £462 for each 75 sq m in excess of 540 sq m

£22,859 £138 for each 75 sq m in excess of 4,215 sq m up to a maximum of £300,000

Glasshouses & Polytunnels

Not more than 465 sq m

More than 465 sq m

£96

£2,580

Residential (Domestic) Development: enlargement, improvement and alterations to dwelling houses.

Single dwelling house (or single flat)

Two or more dwelling houses (or two or more flats)

£206

£407

Residential (Domestic) Development: including the erection of building (e.g. garage) for purposes ancillary to enjoyment of the dwelling house, gates, fences and walls

 

£206

ENGINEERING & OPERATIONAL PROPOSALS

   

Means of Enclosure: gates, walls and fences.

 

£206

Single Undertakings: car parks, service roads, mans of access required for purposes incidental to use of land.

 

£234

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

Not more than 15 hectares

More than 15 hectares

£257 for each 0.1 hectare

£38, 520 + additional £151 for each 0.1 in excess of 15 hectare up to a maximum of £78,000

Operations: connected with exploratory drilling for oil and natural gas

Not more than 7.5 hectares

More than 7.5 hectares

£508 for each 0.1 hectare

£38,070 + additional £151 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 7.5 hectares up to a maximum of £300,000

Operations: connected with the winning and working of minerals

Not more than 15 hectares

More than 15 hectares

£234 for each 0.1 hectare

£34,934 + additional £138 for each 0.1 in excess of 15 hectare up to a maximum of £78,000

Operations: general / other cases

Any site area

£234 for each 90.1 hectare up to a maximum of £2,028

DEVELOPMENT CATEGORY

FEE CALCULATION CRITERIA

THRESHOLDS & MAXIMUMS

CHANGES OF USE

   

Land or Building

 

£462

From single dwelling house or building to create 2 + units

Not more than 50 dwelling houses

More than 50 dwelling houses

£462 for each

£22, 859 + £138 for each in excess of 50 up to a maximum of £300,000

For refuse or waste disposal; mineral deposits, storage and extraction

Not more than 15 hectares

More than 15 hectares

£234 for each 0.1 hectare

£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.

ADVERTISEMENT CONSENT

   

Relating to a business and either within or upon the curtilage of their premises or within the locality of the business but not visible from that site.

 

£132

All other types of advertisement

 

£462

RESERVED MATTERS APPLICATIONS

   

Each RM application will incur a fee at the full rate, until the total amount paid equals the fee for

one application for approval of all the reserved matters. When that point is reached any further

application will attract a flat-rate fee of £385.

A major revision to an approved RM application will attract full fees

Where a RM application relates to only one part or phase of a development covered by an

Outline permission,

OTHER APPLICATIONS

   

Prior Notification

Prior determination approval for agricultural and forestry development

Installation of radio mast, equipment

£96

£462

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

Household

Other

£34 per request

£116 per request

Enforcement Appeals

Where Grand (a) is appealed the fee is durable? That which would be payable for a corresponding planning application made at the time the EN was issued.

Variation / Removal of Condition

 

£234

Non-Material Changes to Permissions

Householder developments

Other developments

£34

£234

Certificate of Lawfulness

Existing use or operation

Existing use or operation – lawful not to comply with any condition or limitation

Proposed use or operation

Same as full

£234

50% the normal planning fee

CONCESSIONS & EXEMPTIONS

Made by or on behalf of Parish, Town and Community Councils

50% normal fee

Made by non-profit making clubs or organisations relating to playing fields for their own use

£462

Listed Building Consent

Nil

Conservation Area Consent

Nil

Works to trees subject of a Tree Preservation Order

Nil

Applications subject of Article 4 or removal of Permitted Development Rights

Nil

Revised Re-submissions made within 12 months of date of previous decision being either determined (refused or permitted) or non-determined (incl. withdrawn proposals from the date of submission) that are the same or not substantially / fundamentally different in character or site area from the previous proposal made by or on behalf of the same applicant.

Nil

Works to provide means of access to/within a dwelling house to enable resident disabled person

mobility, security, safety, health or comfort

Nil

 

Important Notes

 
  1. The fee for an application should be made to the determining authority.
  1. Where a site straddles one or more local authorities the application must be made to both and the fee paid to the authority having the larger site, but calculated using a special ceiling arrangement.
  1. For the avoidance of doubt, proposals involving the need to calculate floor space and site area are calculated using the “part thereof” method.
  1. Minor Amendments – depending upon whether the proposed variation is significant enough to require the submission of a fresh application will determine the consequential fee arrangement.
  1. Mixed Category/Dual Use/Hybrid/Alternative Developments – fee is calculated separately for each alternative; the total fee payable is then calculated by adding to the highest of these separate amounts half the sum of the other separate amounts.
  1. V.A.T. is not payable on application fees.
  1. The above is intended as a general guide only. Reference should be made in the final instance to the Town & Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) Request and Site Visits (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2012.