Planning Advice Costs

Planning advice is free of charge for:

  • Parish Councils (where the proposal relates to land they own or are about to acquire)
  • Householder development within the curtilage of a dwelling house (not change of use of land/buildings or other development outside the curtilage
  • Listed Building advice with no site visit
  • Registered charitable organisations or not for profit organisations
  • Schemes proposing 100% affordable housing 
  • Where open market housing is used to cross-subsidise affordable housing provision, a fee is payable for the total number of open market units proposed (not the affordable units)
  • Enforcement enquiries to regularise unauthorised development
  • Generic advice over the telephone or in reception (no more than 5/10 minutes)
  • Advice on trees in Conservations Areas and trees covered by a Tree Preservation Order

Situations where a fee will be charged

Type of Development

Initial Fee (inc VAT)

Additional Fee

Type A

Residential development of between 31-149 dwellings

Non-residential development with a floor space of between 5,000- 9,999 sq. m

£660 (up to 2 meetings)

£330 per additional meeting

Type B

Residential development of between 10-30 dwellings

Non-residential development with a floor space of between 1,000-4,999 sq. m

£440 (1 meeting)

£220 per additional meeting

Type C

Residential development (including holiday lets) of between 3-9 dwellings

Non-residential development floor space of between 500-999 sq. m

£330 (1 meeting)

£165 per additional meeting

Type D

Residential development of between 1-2 dwellings (including replacement dwellings, change of use to a dwelling, conversion of buildings and holiday accommodation)

Non-residential development floor space of up to 499 sq. m

£165 (1 meeting)

£55 per additional meeting

Type E

Advertisements

Telecommunications proposals

Change of use where there is no operational development

£110

£110

£110 (1 meeting)

 
Type F

Advice relating to a Listed Building where a site visit is required

£130 (1 meeting)

£65 per additional meeting

Type G

Other minor development including agricultural based development

£85 (1 meeting)

£45 per additional meeting

Type H

Renewable energy proposals (e.g. hydro, wind and solar power)

> Domestic scale

> Non-domestic hydro-power, wind power and solar schemes

Free (£130 if site visit needed)

£165  (1 meeting)

£65  per additional meeting

Please note that site visits will be at the discretion of the officer dealing with the enquiry and will only be undertaken where considered necessary.