A guide to the fees for Planning Applications in England

These fees apply from 17 January 2018 onwards (unless stated).

This information is based upon:

‘The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012’ (as amended).

The fee should be paid at the time the application is submitted. If you are unsure of the fee applicable, please contact your Local Planning Authority.

 

Description Applies to Fee

Alterations/extensions to a single dwellinghouse, including works within boundary

Single dwellinghouse

£206

 

Description Applies to Fee
Site area Not more than 2.5 hectares £462 for each 0.1 hectares (or part thereof)
More than 2.5 hectares £11,432+ £138 for each additional 0.1 hectares (or part thereof) in excess of 2.5 hectares. A maximum fee of £150,000

 

Description Applies to Fee
Alterations/extensions to dwellinghouses, including works within boundaries Single dwellinghouse (or single flat) £206
Two or more dwellinghouses (or two or more flats) £407
New dwellinghouses Not more than 50 dwellinghouses £462 for each dwellinghouse
More than 50 dwellinghouses £22,859+ £138 for each additional dwellinghouse in excess of 50. A maximum fee of £300,000
Erection of buildings (not dwellinghouses, agricultural, glasshouses, plant nor machinery)
Description Applies to Fee
Gross floor space to be created by the development No increase in gross floor space or no more than 40 sq m £234
More than 40 sq m but no more than 75 sq m £462
More than 75 sq m but no more than 3,750 sq m £462 for each 75sq m (or part thereof)
More than 3,750 sq m £22,859+ £138 for each additional 75 sq m (or part thereof) in excess of 3,750 sq m. A maximum fee of £300,000
The erection of buildings (on land used for agriculture for agricultural purposes)
Description Applies to Fee
Gross floor space to be created by the development Not more than 465 sq m £96
More than 465 sq m but not more than 540 sq m £462
More than 540 sq m but not more than 4,215 sq m £462 for the first 540 sq m + £462 for each additional 75 sq m (or part thereof) in excess of 540 sq m
More than 4,215 sq m £22,859 + £138 for each additional 75 sq m (or part thereof) in excess of 4,215 sq m. A maximum fee of £300,000
Erection of glasshouses (on land used for the purposes of agriculture)
Description Applies to Fee
Gross floor space to be created by the development Not more than 465 sq m £96
More than 465 sq m £2,580
Erection/alterations/replacement of plant and machinery
Description Applies to Fee
Site area Not more than 5 hectares £462 for every 0.1 hectares (or part thereof)
More than 5 hectares £22,859 + £138 for each additional 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 5 hectares. A maximum fee of £300,000
Applications other than Building Works
Description Applies to Fee
Car parks, service roads, or other accesses For existing uses £234
Waste (Use of land for disposal of refuse or waste materials or deposit of material remaining after extraction or storage of minerals)
Description Applies to Fee
Site area Not more than 15 hectares £234 for every 0.1 hectares (or part thereof)
More than 15 hectares £34,934+ £138 for each additional 0.1 hectares (or part thereof) in excess of 15 hectares. A maximum fee of £78,000
Operations connected with exploratory drilling for oil or natural gas
Description Applies to Fee
Site area Not more than 7.5 hectares £508 for every 0.1 hectares (or part thereof)
  More than 7.5 hectares £38,070+ £151 for each additional 0.1 hectares (or part thereof) in excess of 7.5 hectares. A maximum fee of £300,000
Operations(other than exploratory drilling)for the winning and working of oil or natural gas
Description Applies to Fee
Site area Not more than 15 hectares £257 for every 0.1 hectares (or part thereof)
  More than 15 hectares £38,520 + additional £151 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 15 hectares. A maximum fee of £78,000
Other operations (winning and working of minerals)excluding oil and natural gas
Description Applies to Fee
Site area Not more than 15 hectares £234 for every 0.1 hectares (or part thereof)
More than 15 hectares £34,934+ additional £138for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 15 hectares. A maximum fee of £78,000
Other operations (not coming within any of the above categories)
Description Applies to Fee
Site area Any site area £234 for every 0.1 hectares (or part thereof). A maximum fee of £2,028
Change of Use of a building to use as one or more separate dwellinghouses, or other cases
Description Applies to Fee
Number of dwellinghouses Not more than 50 dwellinghouses £462 for each dwellinghouse
  More than 50 dwellinghouses £22,859 + £138 for each additional dwellinghouse in excess of 50. A maximum fee of £300,000
Other Changes of Use of a building or land £462

 

Description Fee
Existing use or operation Same as Full
Existing use or operation - lawful not to comply with any condition or limitation
£234
Proposed use or operation Half the normal planning fee.

 

Description Fee
Larger Home Extensions (from 19 August 2019) £96
Additional storeys on a home No fee currently set
Agricultural and Forestry buildings & operations £96
Demolition of buildings £96
Communications (previously referred to as ‘Telecommunications Code Systems Operators’) £462
Change of Use from Shops (Class A1), Professional and Financial Services (Class A2), Takeaways (Class A5), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops or Launderettes to Offices (Class B1a) £96
Change of Use of a building and any land within its curtilage from Business (Use Class B1), Hotels (Use Class C1), Residential Institutions (Use Class C2), Secure Residential Institutions (Use Class C2A) or Assembly and Leisure (Use Class D2)to a State-Funded School or Registered Nursery £96
Change of Use of a building and any land within its curtilage from an Agricultural Building to a State-Funded School or Registered Nursery £96
Change of Use of a building and any land within its curtilage from an Agricultural Building to a flexible use within Shops(Use Class A1), Financial and Professional services (Use Class A2), Restaurants and Cafes (Use Class A3), Business (Use Class B1), Storage or Distribution (Use Class B8), Hotels (Use Class C1), or Assembly or Leisure(Use Class D2) £96
Change of Use of a building and any land within its curtilage from Offices (Use Class B1a) Use to Dwellinghouses (Use Class C3) £96
Change of Use of a building and any land within its curtilage from an Agricultural Building to Dwellinghouses (Use Class C3) £96; or
£206 if it includes building operations in connection with the change of use
Change of use of a building and any land within its curtilage from Light Industrial (Use Class B1c) to Dwellinghouses (Use Class C3) £96
Change of Use of a building and any land within its curtilage from Amusement Arcades/Centres and Casinos (Sui Generis Uses) to Dwellinghouses (Use Class C3) £96; or
£206 if it includes building operations in connection with the change of use
Change of Use of a building from Shops (Use Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Use Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops and Casinos (Sui Generis Uses) to Restaurants and Cafés (Use Class A3) £96; or
£206 if it includes building operations in connection with the change of use
Change of Use of a building from Shops (Use Class A1) and Financial and Professional Services (Use Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops (Sui Generis Uses) to Assembly and Leisure Uses (Use Class D2) £96
Change of Use from Shops (Class A1), Professional and Financial Services (Class A2), Takeaways (Class A5), BettingOffices, Pay Day Loan Shops or Launderettes to Offices (Class B1a) £96
Development Consisting of the Erection or Construction of a Collection Facility within the Curtilage of a Shop £96
Temporary Use of Buildings or Land for the Purpose of Commercial Film-Making and the Associated Temporary Structures, Works, Plant or Machinery required in Connection with that Use £96
Construction of new dwellinghouses(from 2 September 2020) Not more than 50 dwellinghouses £334 for each dwellinghouse
  More than 50 dwellinghouses £16,525 + £100 for each dwellinghouse in excess of 50. A maximum fee of £300,000

 

Description Fee
Approval of reserved matters following outline approval Full fee due or if full fee already paid then £462 due

 

Description Fee
Removal or variation of a conditionfollowing grant of planning permission £234
Discharge of condition(s)–Approval of details and/or confirmation that one or more planning conditions have been complied with Householder permissions £34
  All other permissions £116

 

Description Fee
Relating to the business on the premises £132
Advance signs which are not situated on or visible fromthe site, directing the public to a business £132
Other advertisements £462

 

Description Fee
Householder developments £34
Any other development £234

 

Description Fee
Site area £402 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)

 

Please note: Not all concessions are valid for all application types. Once we receive your application, we will check the fee is correct, and if the concession is applicable.

Exemptions from payment

An application solely for the alteration or extension of an existing dwellinghouse; or works in the curtilage of an existing dwellinghouse (other than the erection of a dwellinghouse) to provide:

  • Means of access to or within it for a disabled person who is resident in it, or proposing to take up residence in it; or
  • Facilities designed to secure that person's greater safety, health, or comfort.
An application solely carrying out the operation to provide a means of access for disabled persons to or within a building or premises to which members of the public are admitted.
Listed Building Consent
Planning permission for relevant demolition in a Conservation Area
Works to Trees covered by a Tree Preservation Order or in a Conservation Area Hedgerow Removal

If the application is the first revision of an application for the development of the same character or description on the same site by the same applicant:

  • For a withdrawn application: Within 12 months of the date the application was received
  • For a determined application: Within 12 months of the date the application was granted, refused or an appeal dismissed
  • For an application where an appeal was made on the grounds of non-determination: Within 12 months of the period when the giving of notice of a decision on the earlier valid application expired
If the application is for a lawful development certificate, for existing use, where an application for planning permission for the same development would be exempt from the need to pay a planning fee under any other planning fee regulation
If the application is for consent to display an advertisement following either a withdrawal of an earlier application (before notice of the decision was issued) or where the application is made following the refusal of consent for display of an advertisement, and where the application is made by or on behalf of the same person
If the application is for consent to display an advertisement which results from a direction under Regulation 7 of the 2007 Regulations, dis-applying deemed consent under Regulation 6 to the advertisement in question
If the application is for alternative proposals for the same site by the same applicant, to benefit from the permitted development right in Schedule 2 Part 3 Class V of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (as amended)
If the application relates to a condition or conditions on an application for Listed Building Consent or planning permission for relevant demolition in a Conservation Area
If the application is for a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a listed building

If an application for planning permission (for which a fee is payable) being made by the same applicant on the same date for the same site, buildings, or land as the prior approval application (for larger home extensions or change of uses).

Reductions to payments
If the application is being made on behalf of a non-profit making sports club for works for playing fields not involving buildings then the fee is £462
If the application is being made on behalf of a parish or community council then the fee is 50%
If the application is an alternative proposal being submitted on the same site by the same applicant on the same day, where this application is of lesser cost then the fee is 50%
In respect of reserved matters, you must pay a sum equal to or greater than what would be payable at current rates for approval of all the reserved matters. If this amount has already been paid then the fee is £462
If the application is for a Lawful Development Certificate for a Proposed use or development, then the fee is 50%
If two or more applications are submitted for different proposals on the same day and relating to the same site then you must pay the fee for the highest fee plus half the sum of the others.

 

Where an application crosses one or more local or district planning authorities, the Planning Portal fee calculator will only calculate a cross boundary application fee as 150% of the fee that would have been payable if there had only been one application to a single authority covering the entire site.

If the fee for this divided site is smaller when the sum of the fees payable for each part of the site are calculated separately, you will need to contact the lead local authority to discuss the fee for this divided site.

The fee should go to the authority that contains the larger part of the application site.