Pre-application advice service fees

From October 2020

Application type
Size of project
Service includes
Fee (including VAT)
Large scale major applications requiring Project Approach

50 or more house units or 5,000 sq. m commercial or 2+ ha.

Applicants can seek for any scale of development.

Comprehensive support service with multiple meetings, to defined standards, with a phased payment schedule built into the Planning Performance Agreement. Written response available at end of process.

Strategic Majors: 10% of full planning application fee.

Payable in stages:

  1. £1,000 with submission
  2. £300 ahead of each meeting or staged payment by agreement
  3. Remainder ahead of validation of application (if applicable)

No £ cap

RESPONSE TARGET - negotiated.

Major applications
10-49 house units or
1,000-4,999 sq. m commercial or 1+
ha.

Written advice, administration, professional input from a planner and specialists, site visit(s), attendance at 1 meeting (usually after consultee response received) by planner and specialists as necessary. Option for revised submission and comment following the meeting.

20% of full planning fee capped at £3,000

RESPONSE TARGET - 49 days

Minor applications
1-9 house units or less than 1,000
sq. m commercial or less than 1
ha.
Written advice, administration, professional input from a planner and specialists, site visit(s), optional attendance at one meeting by planner and specialists as necessary.

20% of full planning fee

A further 50% of the original fee levied on revised submission.

RESPONSE TARGET - 35 days

Householder (a)

Written response only

£50

RESPONSE TARGET - 28 days

Householder (b)

Written response following meeting or site visit

£100

RESPONSE TARGET - 28 days

Permitted Development Request

Written response only

£50

RESPONSE TARGET - 28 days

Change of use

Written response only

20% of full planning fee (£92.40 assuming £462)

Adverts

Written response only

£50

RESPONSE TARGET - 28 days

Taxi License/Home Working Request

Written response only

£15

RESPONSE TARGET - 28 days

Planning Conditions Check

Fee set nationally

£34 Householder

£116 Non-householder

RESPONSE TARGET - 28 days

Pre-Validation Check

Review of submission by a planner to check chances of validation

£50 per application

RESPONSE TARGET - 5 days