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Fees and charges for planning advice

Types of enquiry and fees

There is no charge to improve a disabled person’s access to a public building or to improve his or her access, safety, health or comfort at his or her house.

Type of enquiry Fee (including VAT)
1 Do I need planning permission? (All development types)   £72.00
2 Householder development (House extension or alteration)   £72.00
3 Adverts and change of use (Not including Major development or any other operational development)   £72.00
4 Listed building or conservation area advice   £48.00 per hour

Minor developments

  • Dwellings: 1 - 5 / <0.25 ha
  • Other uses <500 square metres / <0.5 ha

Minor development (large scale)

  • Dwellings 6 - 9 / 0.25 - 0.5 ha
  • Other uses 500 - 1,000 square metres / 0.5 - 1 ha

Small scale major development

  • Dwellings: 10-199 / 0.5 - 4 ha
  • Other uses: 1,000 – 9,999 square metres m / 1 - 2 ha

Initial meeting

Additional meetings




Large scale major developement

  • Dwellings: 200 or more / more than 4 ha
  • Other uses: 10,000+ square metres / more than 2 ha

Initial meeting

Additional meetings



11 Strategic developments (of borough wide significance and/or especially complex issues) Planning Performance Agreement (PPA) recommended Price on application
12 Confirmation that conditions or legal agreement complied with - copies of decision notices   £48.00 per hour
13 Enforcement Notice withdrawal   £300.00

We base the fees on an average rate of £48 an hour. The above fees will cover the officer time to assess your proposal and provide a written response. The exceptions to this are the small scale and large scale major development. We will aim to arrange a meeting with you within 10 working days of your enquiry. This will also include relevant consultees and specialist officers. We then aim to provide written comments about your proposal within a further 10 working days. We will summarise the issues raised, recommendations and the general level of acceptability.

If you need more officer time than the fee suggests or you need a site visit, we will request more fees in advance. This will ensure that pre-application fees cover our costs and remain fair and reasonable.

Make a householder planning enquiry

Make a general planning enquiry

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