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Planning Application

Pre-Planning Application Fees

New Town and Country Planning Regulations by central government have been approved and planning fees increased 35% for applications for major developments and 25% for all other applications from December 6.

The regulations will see annual indexation of planning applications fees, capped at 10% from April 2025 and the fee exemption or free-go for repeat applications will be removed.

An applicant will still be able to benefit from a free-go if their application was withdrawn or refused in the preceding 12 months, subject to all other conditions for the free-go being met.

For any questions please email

Full planning application fees can be found on the Development Management fees page

Pre-application Fees

Fees for pre-planning applications

Householder Pre-Applications (Standard VAT applied)

Development of 1-3 dwellings £158.50
Development of 4-5 dwellings and development on sites up to 0.2 ha £232.00
Development of 6-9 dwellings or sites of 0.21 ha – 0.3ha £465.00
Development of 10-50 dwellings or sites of 0.31a – 1.5 ha £781.50
Development of 51-100 dwellings or sites of 1.51 ha – 3.0a £1,167.00
Development of 101-200 dwellings or sites of 3.1ha – 6ha £1,564.00
201+dwellings or sites more than 6a £2,334.00
Non-residential development up to 499square metres floor area or sites of u to 1ha( free advice for extensions or existing small local business up to 10 employees) £232.00
Non-residential development between 500 – 999 square meters floor area or sites of up to 2.5ha £465.00
Non-residential development between 1,000 -5,000 square metres floor area or sites of 2.6 ha – 6ha £1,014.00
Non-resident development over 5000 square metres floor area or sites over 6ha £1,564.00
Alternations to non-residential development where no new floor space is created and changes of use £232.00
House holder development including alterations £62.00
Telecommunications £125.00
Advertisements £62.00
Research site history £79.00


More information about Planning Applications can be found in the Planning section.