Charges for pre-application planning advice

From 5th January 2024

Pre-application enquiries and meetings, charges will apply as follows and are inclusive of VAT@ 20%:

Significant Major(1) Development ProposalsMajor Development (2) ProposalsMinor Development(3) Proposals
Fixed Charge Incl. 20% VAT£1200£800£400
Follow up meetings£312
or hourly rate agreed in advance with applicant
£156 or hourly rate agreed in advance with applicant£77 or hourly rate agreed in advance with applicant

Householder Proposal (4)Householder Proposal
(with Site Visit (5)
Other Development (6)Other Development(7) (with Site Visit)
Fixed Charge Incl. 20% VAT£90£135£100£145
Follow up meeting costUnlikely to be requiredUnlikely to be requiredUnlikely to be requiredUnlikely to be required

Notes:

  1. Significant Major development proposals include:
    • 50 or more dwellings (for outline applications a site area of more than 1 hectare will be applied)
    • 2000 sq m or more of commercial floorspace
    • 10 or more wind turbines
  2. Major development proposals include:
    • 10 or more dwellings
    • Offices/Research/Business and Light Industry between 1000 – 2000 sq m, or over 1 hectare
    • Heavy Industry/Manufacturing/Storage and Warehousing between 1000 – 2000 sq m or over 1 hectare
    • Retail distribution and servicing over 1000 sq m or over 1 hectare
    • All other major developments
  3. Minor development proposals include:
    • Less than 10 dwellings
    • Offices/Research/Business and Light Industry up to 1000 sq m or less than 1 hectare
    • Heavy Industry/Manufacturing/Storage and Warehousing up to 1000 sq m or less than 1 hectare
    • Changes of use, including farm buildings
    • Retail distribution and servicing up to 1000 sq m or less than 1 hectare
    • All other minor developments
  4. Householder Proposal
    (Does not include Listed properties – see Other Development)
    • Written advice only
  5. (5)  Householder Proposal with a Site Visit / Meeting
    (Does not include Listed properties – see Other Development)
    • The Case Officer will arrange to visit the site in order to meet and discuss the scheme
    • Any verbal advice given will be followed up with a formal written response
  6. Other Development proposals include
    • Adverts
    • Proposals that affect a Listed Building (including domestic properties)
    • Applications for Prior Approval
    • All other developments not included above
  7. Other Development proposals with a Site Visit / Meeting
    • The Case Officer will arrange to visit the site in order to meet and discuss the scheme
    • Any verbal advice given will be followed up with a formal written response

There is no charge for advice given in respect of proposals leading to a Listed Building Consent application only, however you will still need to submit a pre- application enquiry form along with all the required and relevant information (see pre- application enquiry form).