Scale of Fees

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Current application fees in accordance with The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014.

Operations

Category of DevelopmentFee Payable
1. Construction of buildings, structures or erections for use as residential accommodation (other than development within category 6).
Where the application is for:
(a) planning permission in principle, £401 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area, subject to a maximum of £10,028, or £401 for one dwelling house;
(b) other than planning permission in principle, £401 for each dwelling house to be created by the development, subject to a maximum of £20,055.
2. The erection of buildings (other than buildings coming within category 1, 3, 4 or 6).
Where the application is for:
(a) planning permission in principle, £401 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area, subject to a maximum of £10,028;
(b) other than planning permission in principle:
(i) 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;
(ii) 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;
(iii) where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 75 square metres, £401 for each 75 square metres (or part thereof), subject to a maximum in total of £20,055.
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).
(a) where the application is for planning permission in principle, £401 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area, subject to a maximum of £10,028;
(b) in all other cases:
(i) where the ground area to be covered by the development exceeds 465 square metres but does not exceed 540 square metres, £401;
(ii) where the ground area to be covered by the development exceeds 540 square metres, £401, and an additional £401 for each 75 square metres (or part thereof) in excess of 540 square metres, subject to a maximum in total of £20,055.
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.
5. The erection, alteration or replacement of plant or machinery. £401 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area, subject to a maximum of £20,055.
6. The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of existing dwelling houses.
(a) where the application relates to one dwelling house, £202;
(b) where the application relates to 2 or more dwelling houses, £401.
7(a) The carrying out of operations, including the erection of a building within the curtilage of an existing dwelling house, for purposes ancillary to the enjoyment of the dwelling house as such. £202
7(b) The erection or construction of gates, fences, walls or other means of enclosure along a boundary of the curtilage of an existing dwelling house. £202
7(c) 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
8. The carrying out of any operations connected with the exploratory drilling for oil or natural gas. £401 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area, subject to a maximum of £30,240.
9. The placing or assembly of equipment in any part of any marine waters for the purpose of fish farming. £183 for each 0.1 hectare of 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 and £63 for each 0.1 hectare of the seabed to be used in relation to such development, subject to a maximum of £18,270.
10. The carrying out of any operations not coming within any of the above categories.
In the case of operations for:
(a) the winning and working of minerals, £202 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area, subject to a maximum of £30,240;
(b) the winning and working of peat, £202 for each hectare of the site area, subject to a maximum of £3,024;
(c) any other purpose, £202 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area, subject to a maximum of £2,016.

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Uses of Land

11. The change of use of a building to use as one or more dwelling houses. £401 for each additional dwelling house to be created by the development, subject to a maximum of £20,055.
12(a) 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. £202 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area, subject to a maximum of £30,240.
12(b) The use of land for the storage of minerals in the open. £202 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area, subject to a maximum of £30,240.
13. The making of a material change in the use of a building or land, other than a material change of use within category12 or11; or in the use of equipment placed or assembled in marine waters for the purposes of fish farming. £401

Other Applications

14. Approval of Matters Specified in Conditions.
(a) where flat rate below does not apply, a fee based on floor space/ numbers of dwelling houses involved.
(b) where applicant’s earlier applications for such matters have incurred total fees equalling that for a full application for entire scheme, £401.
15. Advertisements £202
16. Applications for determinations as to whether the prior approval of the authority is required for agricultural/ forestry and other buildings with permitted development rights. £78
17. For non-compliance with conditions including retention of temporary buildings etc. £202 (if not exempt as a revision).

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Certificates of Lawful Use or Development

19(a) Section 150(1)(a) – use as one or more separate dwelling houses. £401 for each dwelling house subject to a maximum of £20,055.
19(b) Section 150(1)(a) or (b) – uses other than use as one or more separate dwelling houses and any operations. The same fee as would apply to a planning application for the same development.
19(c) Section 150(1)(c) £202
19(d) Section 151(1) Half the fee applying to a planning application for the same development.

Concessionary Fees and Exemptions

Works to improve a disabled person’s access to a public building, or to improve his/her access, safety, health or comfort at his/her dwelling house. 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. Only one fee, paid to the authority having the larger site but calculated for whole scheme, and subject to special ceiling.

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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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