Apply for planning permission

National planning fees

Outline applications (most types)

Full applications and reserved matters

Cost of Planning Applications
Type of ApplicationFee
Erection of Dwellings:
  • £385 per dwelling up to fifty dwellings;
  • Where the development exceeds fifty dwellings, £19,049 and an additional £115 per dwelling in excess of fifty subject to a maximum in total of £250,000.
Erection, extension, or alteration of agricultural buildings (excluding glasshouses and polytunnels):
  • Where the gross floor space does not exceed 465 square metres, £80;
  • Where the gross floor space is more than 465 square metres but does not exceed 540 square metres, £385
  • Where the gross floor space exceeds 540 square metres but does not exceed 4,215 square metres, £385 for the first 540 square metres and an additional £385 for each 75 square metres in excess of 540 square metres;
  • Where the gross floor space exceeds 4215 square metres, £19,049 and an additional £115 for each 75 square metres in excess of 4215 square metres, subject to a maximum in total of £250,000.
Agricultural glasshouses and polytunnels:
  • Where the gross floor space does not exceed 465 square metres, £80;
  • Where the gross floor space exceeds 465 square metres, £2150.
Erection, extension, or alteration of buildings other than dwellings or agricultural buildings:
  • Where no floor space is to be created by the development, £195;
  • Where the gross floor space does not exceed 40 square metres, £195;
  • Where the gross floor space is more than 40 square metres but does not exceed 75 square metres, £385;
  • Where the gross floor space is more than 75 square metres but does not exceed 3750 square metres, £385 for each 75 square metres of that area;
  • Where the gross floor space is more than 3750 square metres, £19,049, and an additional £115 for each 75 square metres in excess of 3750 square metres, subject to a maximum in total of £250,000.

Other applications

Cost of Other Applications
Type of ApplicationFee
Enlargement or alterations to existing dwellings
  • £172 per dwelling-house. Maximum £339.
Works (including provision of a building) within the curtilage of an existing dwelling-house:
  • £172 per dwelling-house.
Change of use to or subdivision of dwellings:
  • Where the change of use is from a previous use as a single dwelling house to use as two or more single dwelling houses, where the development is for fifty or fewer dwellings, £385 per additional dwelling created. Where the change of use is to use as more than fifty dwellings, £19,049 and an additional £115 for each dwelling in excess of fifty dwellings, subject to a maximum in total of £250,000.
  • In other cases, where the development is for fifty or fewer dwellings, £385 per dwelling created. Where the development is for more than fifty dwellings, £19,049 and an additional £115 for each dwelling in excess of fifty dwellings, subject to a maximum in total of £250,000.
Other changes of use, except minerals or waste:
  • £385
Winning, working, storage of minerals and so on, and waste disposal:
  • Where the site area does not exceed 15 ha £195 for each 0.1 ha of site area;
  • Where the site area exceeds 15 ha, £29,112, and an additional £115 for each 0.1 ha in excess of 15 ha, subject to a maximum in total of £65,000.

Exploratory operations for oil or natural gas:

 

Operations (other than exploratory drilling) for the winning and working of oil or natural gas

  • Where the site area does not exceed 7.5 ha, £423 for each 0.1 ha of site area;
  • where the site area exceeds 7.5 ha £31,725, and an additional £126 for each 0.1ha in excess of 7.5 ha, subject to a maximum in total of £250,000.

 

 

  • Where the site area does not exceed 15 ha, £214 for each 0.1 ha of site area:
  • Where the site exceeds 15 ha, £32,100 and an additional £126 for each 0.1ha in excess of 15ha, subject to a maximum of £65,000

 

 

Car parks, service roads and other accesses used for the purposes of a single undertaking(where these are incidental to existing use):
  • £195
Playing fields (for sports clubs, non-profit making organisations and so on):
  • £385
Other operations on land:
  • £195 per 0.1ha (or part thereof), of the site area. Maximum £1690.
Erection, alteration or replacement of plant or machinery:
  • Where the site area does not exceed 5 ha, £385 for each 0.1 ha of the site area;
  • Where the site area exceeds 5 ha, £169,049, and an additional £115 for each 0.1ha in excess of 5 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £250,000.

Lawful development certificates

Lawful Development Certificates
Type of CertificateFee
For an EXISTING use of land or operational development:The same fee as for an equivalent planning application.
For a PROPOSED use of land or operational development:Half of the fee as for an equivalent planning application.
For a failure to comply with a condition or limitation:£195

Advertisements

Advertisement Fees
TypeFee
Relating to business on the premises:£110
Advance signs directing the public to the business:£110
Other advertisements:£385

Notification under schedule 2 of the general permitted development order

Notification Fees
NotificationFee
Erection of agricultural buildings or significant extensions to agricultural buildings:£80
Formation or alteration of an agricultural private way:£80
Demolition of a building including residential property:£80
Development by Telecommunications Code System Operators:£385

Permitted development under Class J, K, M, MA, 

Permitted development under Class IA and MB

£80

£80, or £172 if the proposal involves operational development

Concessionary fees and exemptions

Concessionary Fees and Exemptions
Grounds for Reduction / ExemptionFee
Works to improve disabled persons' access to a public building, or to improve their access, safety, health or comfort at a dwelling:No fee.
Applications by Parish Councils and similar:Half the normal fee.
Applications required because of the removal of permitted development rights by a condition or by an 'article four' direction:No fee.
Alternative applications for one site:Highest of the fees applicable for each alternative, and a sum equal to half the total of both.
Duplicate applications made by the same applicant:Normal fee for both applications.
Development crossing boundaries of planning authorities and requiring several applications:Only one fee, for the whole scheme and subject to a special ceiling, payable to the authority with the larger part of the site.
Revised or fresh applications for development of the same character or description, made within twelve months of either approval or refusal, or of the making of the earlier application if withdrawn, or of the expiry of the statutory eight week period where the applicant has appealed to the Secretary of State on the grounds of non-determination:No fee (please note that this exemption may only be exercised once by an applicant for a particular site).
An application for the variation or discharge of a condition, including retention of temporary buildings and so on:£195 (if not exempt as a revision).

Discharge of Conditions (DISC's)/Confirmation of compliance with condition(s) attached to planning permission (COMP's)

Any fee of this type which is paid shall be refunded if the local planning authority fails to give the written confirmation requested within a period of twelve weeks from the date on which the authority received the request.

Fee for Discharge of Condition / Confirmation of compliance with condition(s) attached to planning permission
TypeFee
Relating to applications for enlargement or alterations to existing dwellings or works (including provision of a building) within the curtilage of an existing dwelling-house; (Householder)£28 for each request.
Any other application£97 for each request.

Extension of Time

Extension of time permissions - Application for a new planning permission to replace an extant planning permission in order to extend the time limit for implementation
TypeFee
Householder£57
Major£575
Any other application£195
Fees for Applications for Non--Material Changes to a Planning Permission
TypeFee
Householder£28
Any other application£195

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Last Updated: 14/09/2016