Pre-application advice fees

Terms and conditions on bookings

  • Prices include VAT
  • Meetings that last for less than an hour will be charged at the full hourly rate
  • Invoices must be fully paid within 30 days
  • Planning officers will decide on the venue for any meetings

Householder development

Residential extensions and out buildings (including flats)

  • £120

Type 1 minor

1 new dwelling/flat, adverts and other schemes up to 49m²

  • Service level 1 – £100 per hour
  • Service level 2 – £100
  • Service level 3 – £200
  • Additional meetings – £100 per hour

Type 2 minor

2-4 new residential units or sites from 50 to 124m², including business change of use

  • Service level 1 –  £100 per hour
  • Service level 2 –  £250
  • Service level 3 – £500
  • Additional meetings – £100 per hour

Type 3 minor

5-9 new residential units or sites from 125 to 249m², including business change of use

  • Service level 1 – £100 per hour
  • Service level 2 – £500
  • Service level 3 – £1,000
  • Additional meetings –  £200 per hour

Type 1 major

10-19 new residential units, 1000-1999m² floor space or sites of 1-2 hectares (including business change of use)

  • Service level 1 – £300 per hour
  • Service level 2 – £1,000
  • Service level 3 – £2,000 (£4,000 for Pre-application Advice Forum)
  • Additional meetings – £300 per hour

Type 2 major

20 –  49 new residential units, 2000-4,999m² floor space or sites of 3-5 hectares (including business change of use)

  • Service level 1 – £300 per hour
  • Service level 2 – £2,000
  • Service level 3 – £4,000 (£6,000 for Pre-application Advice Forum)
  • Additional meetings – £300 per hour

Type 3 major

50 –  99 new residential units, 5,000-9,999m² floor space or sites of 6-10 hectares (including business change of use)

  • Service level 1 – £300 per hour
  • Service level 2 – £3,000
  • Service level 3 – £6,000 (Pre-application Advice Forum
  • Additional meetings – £300 per hour

Type 4 major

100 to 199 units, 10,000-19,999m² floor space or sites of 11-20 hectares (including business change of use)

  • Service level 1 – £300 per hour
  • Service level 2 – £4,000
  • Service level 3 – £10,000 (Pre-application Advice Forum)
  • Additional meetings – £300 per hour

Type 5 major

200 to 299 units, 20,000-29,999m² floor space or sites of 21-30 hectares (including business change of use)

  • Service level 1 – £300 per hour
  • Service level 2 – £5,000
  • Service level 3 – £15,000 (Pre-application Advice Forum)
  • Additional meetings – £300 per hour

Type 6 major

300 to 399 units, 30,000-39,999m² floor space or sites of 31-40 hectares (including business change of use)

  • Service level 1 – £300 per hour
  • Service level 2 – £6,000
  • Service level 3 – £20,000 (Pre-application Advice Forum)
  • Additional meetings – £300 per hour

Type 7 major

400 to 499 units, 40,000-49,999m² floor space or sites of 41-50 hectares (including business change of use)

  • Service level 1 – £300 per hour
  • Service level 2 – £7,000
  • Service level 3 – £25,000 (Pre-application Advice Forum)
  • Additional meetings – £300 per hour

Type 8 major

500 or more units 50,000m² or more of floor space or sites of 50 hectares or more (including business change of use)

  • Service level 1 – price on application
  • Service level 2 – price on application
  • Service level 3 – price on application
  • Additional meetings – price on application

Change of use (non-commercial)

  • Change of use where new use is not related to a business or creates residential units – £300
  • Optional meetings after written advice – £100 per hour

Pre-submission validity check

  • £80