Fees and Charges for Pre-Application Advice

The fee depends on the type of application you are submitting.

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  • How much it costs
  • The different types of application form
  • Supporting documents needed
  • Apply for pre-application advice

The fee depends on the type of application you are submitting.

Find out more about the types of applications for Pre-application Advice

Minor

  • Householder
  • Written response only - £65.00 (+ VAT)
  • Written response plus meeting with site visit - £150.00 (+ VAT)
  • Residential
  • 1 - 4 units
  • Written Response Only - £160.00 (+ VAT)
  • Extra activity to be agreed in advance - £75.00 per hour (+ VAT)
  • Residential
  • 5 - 9 units
  • Written Response Only - £250.00 (+ VAT)
  • Extra activity to be agreed in advance - £75.00 per hour (+ VAT)
  • Commercial
  • Written Response Only - £200.00 (+ VAT)
  • Extra activity to be agreed in advance - £75.00 per hour (+ VAT)
  • Industrial and other
  • Written Response Only - £225.00 (+ VAT)
  • Extra activity to be agreed in advance - £75.00 per hour (+ VAT)
  • Listed Building
  • Written Response and Site Visit - £220.00 (+ VAT)
  • Site visit only - £75.00 per hour (+ VAT) including travel time
  • (Prior agreement with the Historic Buildings and Areas Officer)

Major

  • Standard
  • 10 - 49 units
  • 1,000 - 1,999 m² floor space
  • Site is 1 - 2 ha
  • Written response only - £550.00 (+ VAT) per letter
  • Initial meeting + written confirmation (3 hours)* - £1,100.00 (+ VAT)
  • *Specialist advice from Spatial Policy Team - £150.00 (+ VAT)
  • Subsequent charge per meeting (3 hours) - £550.00 (+ VAT)
  • Large
  • 50 - 99 units
  • 2,000 - 4,999 m² floor space
  • Site is 2 - 3 ha
  • Initial meeting + written confirmation (3 hours)* - £1,400.00 (+ VAT)
  • *Specialist advice from Spatial Policy Team - £150.00 (+ VAT)
  • Subsequent charge per meeting (3 hours) - £850.00 (+ VAT)
  • Super
  • 100+ units
  • 5,000 m² + floor space
  • Site is 3 ha +
  • Initial meeting + written confirmation (3 hours)* - £1,650.00 (+ VAT)
  • *Specialist advice from Spatial Policy Team - £150.00 (+ VAT)
  • Subsequent charge per meeting (3 hours) - £1,100.00 (+ VAT)

Adhoc advice

  • Planning Manager
  • 1st Hour - £175.00 (+ VAT)
  • Subsequent charge per hour - £95.00 (+ VAT)
  • Principal Planning Officer
  • 1st Hour - £140.00 (+ VAT)
  • Subsequent charge per hour - £75.00 (+ VAT) 
  • Planning Officer
  • 1st Hour - £125.00 (+ VAT)
  • Subsequent charge per hour - £65.00 (+ VAT) 
  • Tree Officer
  • 1st Hour - £125.00 (+ VAT)
  • Subsequent charge per hour - £75.00 (+ VAT) 
  • Landscape Planning Officer
  • 1st Hour - £130.00 (+ VAT)
  • Subsequent charge per hour - £80.00 (+ VAT)
  • Confirmation of compliance with planning permission
  • Residential Developments Only
  • Householder - £65.00 (+ VAT)
  • 1 New Dwelling - £100.00 (+ VAT)
  • Each additional dwelling up to 9 - £50.00 (+ VAT)

All fees are based on estimated officer time and hourly costs and aim to provide cost recovery only.

Where a scheme falls within the definition criteria for more than one category, the highest applicable fee will be charged unless determined by us.

Cancellation Charges

Where a request for pre-application advice is made and subsequently cancelled, the following charges will apply:

  • Cancellation notified within 0 to 5 working days of the submission of the original request - 25% of fee
  • Cancellation notified within 6 to 10 working days of the submission of the original request - 50% of fee
  • Cancellation notified more than 11 working days after the submission of the original request - 100% of fee 

External Statutory Consultees

When you receive your Preliminary Enquiry Report, it will contain our opinion. It will not contain other opinions made from Statutory Consultees that maybe interested in your building project.

Statutory consultees may charge for preliminary advice therefore you are advised to check their fees.

The following maybe interested in your application:

Additional Fees

You may also be liable to planning obligations such as Section 106 agreements. What's this?

Additional fees for any landscape advice that fall outside of a pre-application enquiry, planning application or planning performance agreement may be applicable.

There may also be additional fees for public open space adoption.

Fees for Landscape Consultancy
 

What supporting documents do you need?

Depending on the type of application you intend to submit, there may be additional documents that are required.

Check supporting documents
 

How to apply

Apply for Pre-application Advice online

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