Pre-application advice fees

See 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

Householder

This development type is for householders.

  • Fee - £25
  • Service offer - Written response
  • Timescale - 15 working days

Minors and others

This is NOT a householder development and not a major or large scale major development.

Typically, this development type covers:

  • 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.

Fee, service response and timescales are:

  • Fees - £480 or £240 for a small business ( see notes)
  • Service response - Meeting if necessary with planning case officer, site visit and written response
  • Timescale - Meeting confirmed within 10 working days, to take place within 15 working days of request. Written response within 5 days following meeting.

Majors

This development type covers:

  • Residential schemes of between 10 and 49 units, or where the number of dwellings is not specified, with 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.

Fee, service response and timescales are:

  • Fees - £960
  • Service response - Meeting with planning case officer and other disciplines if necessary. Site visit and written response.
  • Timescale - 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

This development type covers:

  • 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.

Fee, service response and timescales are:

  • Fees - £2400
  • Service response - Meeting with development team, with all disciplines represented. Site visit and written response.
  • Timescale - 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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