Fees for pre-application advice service

The fees fall into four categories, there are two exemptions

  • Proposals relating to domestic improvements to address access requirements of a disabled person
  • Charities on a case by case basis

Category 1

Large Scale Major Applications (100 or more house units or 10,000 + sq m commercial or 2+ ha). The service includes
Comprehensive support service with multiple meetings, to defined standards, with a phased payment schedule built into the Planning Performance Agreement.
Fees (including VAT): Strategic Majors: 10% of full planning application - £840 payable with a completed Planning Performance Agreement.

Category 2

Other Major Applications (a 50% discount is given where advice is sought at a very early stage and it is only possible to offer broad advice on the principle of the proposal). The service includes written advice, administration, professional input from planner and specialists, site visit(s), attendance at a meeting of up to 2 hours by planner and specialists as necessary. If you need additional advice and meetings these would be charged at 50% of the initial fee.
Fees (including VAT) £840 (10 to 99 house units, 1,000 to 9,999sq m commercial or 0.5 to 2 ha)

Category 3

Minor applications (a 50% discount is given where advice is sought at a very early stage and it is only possible to offer broad advice on the principle of the proposal). The service includes written advice, administration, professional input from planner and specialists, site visit(s), attendance at a meeting of up to 1.5 hours by planner and specialists as necessary. If you need additional advice and meetings these would be charged at 50% of the initial fee.
Fees (including VAT)
£180 (1 to 4 house units, up to 499 sq m commercial or up to 0.49 ha)
£360 (5 to 9 house units, 500 to 999 sq m commercial or 0.5 to 0.9 ha)

Category 4

Other and householder applications (including adverts). The fee is based on half an hour of advice or written information. This includes informal advice on permitted development.
Fees (including VAT) £42

If you need a Lawful Development Certificate, we can provide a provision of a certificate of lawfulness of development (Householders only) for £86.