Scale of Fees

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Current planning fees

Check the required fees based on the category of development and the type of application you are making:

Applications relating to operations

Category 1 - Construction of buildings, structures or erections for use as residential accommodation
(other than development within category 6)
Application for planning permission in principle where the site area does not exceed 2.5 hectares  £401 per 0.1 hectare 
Application for planning permission in principle where the site area does not exceed 2.5 hectares and where only one dwellinghouse is to be created by the development £401
Application for planning permission in principle where the site area exceeds 2.5 hectares £10,028
Additional £100 per 0.1 hectare in excess of 2.5 hectares (maximum fee of £62,500)
Application other than planning permission in principle where the number of dwellinghouses to be created by the development does not exceed 50 £401 per dwellinghouse
Application other than planning permission in principle where the number of dwellinghouses to be created by the development exceeds 50 £20,050
Additional £200 per dwellinghouse in excess of 50 (maximum fee of £124,850)
Category 2 - The erection of buildings
(other than buildings coming within category 1, category 3, category 4 or category 6)
Application for planning permission in principle where the site area does not exceed 2.5 hectares £401 per 0.1 hectare
Application for planning permission in principle where the site area exceeds 2.5 hectares £10,028
Additional £100 per 0.1 hectare in excess of 2.5 hectares (maximum fee of £62,500)
Application other than planning permission in principle where no floor space is to be created by the development or where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development does not exceed 40 square metres £202
Application other than planning permission in principle where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 40 square metres but does not exceed 75 square metres £401 
Application other than planning permission in principle where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 75 square metres but does not exceed 3,750 square metres
£401 per 75 square metres (or part thereof)
Application other than planning permission in principle where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 3,750 square metres £20,050
Additional £200 per 75 square metres (or part thereof) in excess of 3,750 square metres (maximum fee £125,000)
Category 3 - The erection, on land used for the purposes of agriculture, of buildings to be used for agricultural purposes
(other than buildings in category 4)

Where the application is for planning permission in principle £401 per 0.1 hectare (maximum fee of £10,028)
Application other than planning permission in principle where the ground area to be covered by the development exceeds 465 square metres but does not exceed 540 square metres £401
Application other than planning permission in principle where the ground area to be covered by the development exceeds 540 square metres £401
Additional £401 per 75 square metres (or part thereof) in excess of 540 square metres (maximum fee of £20,055)
Category 4 - The erection of glasshouses on land used for the purposes of agriculture
Where the ground area to be covered by the development exceeds 465 square metres £2,321
Category 5 - The erection, alteration or replacement of plant or machinery
Where the site area does not exceed 5 hectares £401 per 0.1 hectare
Where the site area exceeds 5 hectares £20,050
Additional £200 per 0.1 hectare in excess of 5 hectares (maximum fee of £125,000)
Category 6 - The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of existing dwellinghouses
Where the application relates to one dwellinghouse £202
Where the application relates to two or more dwellinghouse £401
Category 7 - Operations relating to existing dwellings or use of land
The carrying out of operations, including the erection of a building within the curtilage of an existing dwellinghouse, for purposes ancillary to the enjoyment of the dwellinghouse as such £202
The erection or construction of gates, fences, walls or other means of enclosure along a boundary of the curtilage of an existing dwellinghouse £202
The construction of car parks, service roads and other means of access on land used for the purposes of a single undertaking, where the development is required for a purpose incidental to the existing use of the land £202
Category 8 - The carrying out of any operations connected with the exploratory drilling for oil or natural gas
Where the site area does not exceed 7.6 hectares £401 per 0.1 hectare
Where the site area exceeds 7.6 hectares £30,476
Additional £200 per 0.1 hectare in excess of 7.6 hectares (maximum fee of £125,000)
Category 9 - The placing or assembly of equipment in any part of any marine waters for the purpose of fish farming
Fee based on the surface area of the marine waters to be used in relation to the placement or assembly of any equipment for the purposes of fish farming £183 per 0.1 hectare
Fee based on the surface area of the sea bed to be used in relation to such development Additional £63 per 0.1 hectare
(maximum fee of £18,270)
Category 10 - The carrying out of any operations not coming within any of the above categories
Operations for the winning and working of minerals where the site area does not exceed 15 hectares £202 per 0.1 hectare
Operations for the winning and working of minerals where the site area exceeds 15 hectares £30,240
Additional £100 per 0.1 hectare in excess of 15 hectares (maximum fee of £125,000)
Operations for the winning and working of peat £202 per 0.1 hectare
(maximum fee of £3,024)
Operations for any other purpose £202 per 0.1 hectare
(maximum fee of £2,016)

Applications relating to uses of land

Category 11 - The change of use of a building to use as one or more dwellinghouses 
Where the number of additional dwellinghouses to be created by the development does not exceed 50 £401 per additional dwellinghouse
Where the number of additional dwellinghouses to be created by the development exceeds 50 £20,050
Additional £200 per dwellinghouse in excess of 50 (maximum fee of  £124,850)
Category 12a - The use of land for the disposal of refuse or waste materials or for the deposit of material remaining after minerals have been extracted from land
Where the site area does not exceed 15 hectares £202 per 0.1 hectare
Where the site area exceeds 15 hectares £30,240
Additional £100 per 0.1 hectare in excess of 15 hectares (maximum fee of £125,000)
Category 12b - The use of land for the storage of minerals in the open
Where the site area does not exceed 15 hectares £202 per 0.1 hectare
Where the site area exceeds 15 hectares £30,240
Additional £100 per 0.1 hectare in excess of 15 hectares (maximum fee of £125,000)
Category 13 - The making of a material change for the purposes of fish farming
Material change in the use of a building or land, other than a material change of use within category 11 or category 12; or in the use of equipment placed or assembled in marine waters £401

Applications related to advertisement or prior approval

Type of application Fee payable
Advertisements £202
Applications for determination as to whether the prior approval of the authority will be required in relation to development under Schedule 1 of the General Permitted Development Order £78
Applications for determination as to whether the prior approval of the authority will be required in relation to development by electronic communications code operators under Schedule 1 of the General Permitted Development Order £300

Applications for certificate of lawful use or development

Category of development Fee payable
Section 150(1)(a) – existing use as one or more separate dwellinghouses £401 per dwellinghouse
(maximum fee of £20,0550)
Section 150(1)(a) or (b) – existing uses other than use as one or more separate dwellinghouses and any operations The same fee as would apply to a planning application for the same development
Section 150(1)(c) - any other matter constituting a failure to comply with any condition or limitation subject to which planning permission has been granted £202
Section 151(1) - proposed use of buildings or other land, or operations proposed to be carried out in, on, over or under land Half the fee applying to a planning application for the same development

Concessionary fees and exemptions

Category of development Fee payable
Works to improve a disabled persons access to a public building, or to improve their access, safety, health or comfort at their dwellinghouse No fee
Applications (including advertisement applications) by community councils Half the normal fee
Applications required because of the removal of permitted development rights by a condition or by an Article 4 direction No fee
Applications required because of the removal by a condition of a right to make a change of use within the Use Classes Order No fee
Playing fields (for sports clubs etc) £401
Revised or fresh applications for development or advertisements of the same character or description within 12 months of refusal, or of the making of the earlier application if withdrawn, or within 12 months of expiry of the statutory determination period where the applicant has appealed or requested a review on the grounds of non-determination No fee
Revised or fresh application for development of the same character or description within 12 months of receiving permission No fee
Alternative schemes Highest of the fees applicable for each option and a sum equal to half of the rest
Development crossing planning authority boundaries requiring several applications The fee shall be to the Authority whose area the larger or largest part of the land to which the applications relate is situated. The amount payable in respect of all the applications shall be one and a half times the amount which would have been payable if application had been made to a single authority in respect of the whole development or the sum of the amounts which would have been payable, whichever is the lesser

Notes

The measurement of site area includes:

  • the area of ground to be developed or built on within a site and/or includes any ground which will have its use changed.

The measurement of gross floorspace includes:

  • perimeter wall thickness and projections
  • areas occupied by internal walls and partitions
  • columns, piers, chimney-breasts, stairwells and the like
  • lift rooms, plant rooms, tank rooms, fuel stores whether or not above the main roof level
  • open sided covered areas and enclosed car-parking areas.

Gross floorspace excludes:

  • open balconies
  • open covered ways or minor canopies
  • open vehicle parking areas, terraces and the like
  • domestic outside WCs and coalhouses
  • areas with a headroom of less than 1.5m

Party walls are to be measured to their centre lines. These conventions are in accordance with the "Code of Measuring Practice" prepared by the RICS and ISVA.

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