Pre-application advice fees

See the table below for a list of development types and the pre-application fee attached.

For any requirements not covered by our standard charges you can contact the planning team.

Pre-application advice fees 2019/20
Development typeFees Service offer Timescale 

Householder

£25

Written response

15 working days

Minors and others - Not a householder development and not major or large scale major development.

Typically, small new build developments including residential schemes of between 1 and 9 units; retail, commercial, industrial schemes of less than 1,000 sq m; changes of use.

£480 (or £240 for a small business - see notes)

 

Meeting if necessary with planning case officer.

Site visit and written response.

Meeting confirmed within 10 working days, to take place within 15 working days of request.

Written response within 5 days following meeting.

 

Majors - Residential schemes of between 10 and 49 units, or where the number of dwellings is not specified, a site area of between 0.5 and 2.499 hectares.

Retail, commercial and industrial schemes with a floorspace of between 1,000 sqm and 1,999 sq m, or on sites of between 1 hectare and 1.999 hectares.

Educational, hospital, leisure and recreation schemes on sites of between 1 hectare and 1.999 hectares.

Schemes with two or more land uses on sites of between 1 hectare and 1.499 hectares.

Changes of use of building(s) with a gross floor area of between 1,000 sq m and 1,499 sq m

£960

 

Meeting with planning case officer and other disciplines if necessary.

Site visit and written response.

Meeting confirmed within 10 working days, to take place within 15 working days of request.

Written response within 5 days following meeting.

Large scale majors - Residential schemes of over 50 units.

Retail, commercial and industrial schemes with a floorspace of 2,000 sq m or more, or on sites of 2 hectares or more.

Educational, hospital, leisure and recreation schemes on sites of 2 hectares or more.

Schemes with 2 or more land uses on sites of 1.5 hectares or more.

Changes of use of building(s) with a gross floor area of 1,500 sq m or more.

Any scheme requiring an Environmental Impact Assessment

£2,400

 

Meeting with development team – all disciplines represented. 

Site visit and written response.

Meeting confirmed within 10 working days, to take place within 15 working days of request.

Written response within 5 days following meeting.

Notes

'Small business' is defined as a business with the following:

  • Annual turnover not more than £10.2 million
  • Balance sheet total not more than than £5.1 million
  • Average number of employees not more than 50.

Please be aware that any required follow-up meetings will incur an extra charge of 50% of the original pre-application fee.

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