Pre-application planning fees

Level 1

Level of pre-application planning adviceFixed fees
Householders: advice on house extensions£160 + VAT = £192
Small businesses and developers: advice on building works and change of use where the floor area involved is up to 200 sq m£160 + VAT = £192
Proposals for Local Community Uses (free for up to 200 sq m)£148.60 + VAT = £178.30
Advertisements£250 + VAT = £300
Telecommunication installations£250 + VAT = £300
Listed building consent£148.60 + VAT = £178.30
Trees and landscaping£148.60 + VAT = £178.30
Works to trees covered by Tree Preservation Order or in a conservation area£148.60 + VAT = £178.30

Meetings or follow up advice: charged at £93 + VAT per hour = £111.60
Target for response in writing: 4 weeks

Level 2

Business, commercial or other development of 201 sq m to 1,000 sq m or up to 19 dwellings.

Level of pre-application planning advice by sizeFixed fees
201 – 499 sq m£370 + VAT = £444
500 – 1,000 sq m£690 + VAT = £828
1 – 3 dwellings£370 + VAT = £444
4 – 9 dwellings£690 + VAT = £828
10 – 15 dwellings£860 + VAT = £1,032
16 – 19 dwellings£1,150 + VAT = £3,600

Meetings or follow up advice: charged at £118 + VAT per hour = £141.60
Target for response in writing: 6 weeks

Level 3

Level of pre-application planningadviceFee for introductory meeting, scoping of the advice required and initial response
Developments over 1,000 sq m or over 20 dwellings, or other proposals£3,000 + VAT = £3,600

Meetings or follow up: if additional time, meetings or planning performance agreements (PPA) required the fee will be by negotiation
Target for response in writing: by negotiation

Viability charges

These are base costs for work undertaken to assess and negotiate submitted viability appraisals. The council reserve the right to charge additional fees at a fixed hourly rate where matters get complicated or time consuming.

ProposalsInitial fixed fees
1 unit£1,500
2-4 units£2,500
5-9 units£4,000
10-14 units£5,000
15-29 units£8,000
30 + units£10,000
Strategic/multiphase schemes£15,000

If deferred to external consultants then their cost will be advised at teh time of outsourcing.

All pre-application planning fees are subject to VAT.