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Planning Fees

In most circumstances a fee needs to be paid when submitting a planning application. This page is a guide to the fees for planning applications in England. If you are unsure of the fee applicable, please contact your Local Planning Authority. Your application will not be validated without the correct fee being paid. Please see this Government PDF for any fees not mentioned on this page.

These fees will rise by inflation (max 10%) each year from 1st April 2025.

Planning Fees

Outline Applications

  • Per 0.1 hectare for sites up to and including 2.5 hectares – £578
  • In excess of 2.5 hectares – £15,433 + £86 for each 0.1 hectare to a maximum of £202,500

Householder Applications

  • Alterations / extensions to a single dwellinghouse, including works within boundary – Single dwellinghouse – £258
  • Application for a larger rear extension – £120

Full Applications (and First Submissions of Reserved Matters or Technical Details Consent)

  • Alterations / extensions to a single dwellinghouse (or single flat), including works within boundaries – £258
  • Alterations / extensions to two or more dwellinghouses (or two or more flats), including works within boundaries – £509
  • New dwellinghouses (up to and including 10) – £578 per dwellinghouse
  • New dwellinghouses (between 20 and 50) – £624 per dwellinghouse
  • New dwellinghouses (for more than 50)  – £30,860 + £186 per additional dwellinghouse up to a maximum fee of £405,000

Lawful Development Certificate (more info)

  • Existing use or operation – Same as Full Applications
  • Existing use or operation – lawful not to comply with any condition or limitation – £293
  • Proposed use or operation – Half the normal planning fee

Prior Approval

Prior Approval under Part 20

  • Not more than 10 new dwellings – £418 per dwelling
  • Between 10 and 50 dwellings – £451 per dwelling
  • Over 50 new dwellings – £22,309 plus £135 for each dwelling above 50 to a maximum fee of £405,000

Reserved Matters

  • Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval – Full fee due or if full fee already paid then £578 due

Approval / Variation / discharge of condition

Change of Use of a building to use as one or more separate dwellinghouses, or other cases

  • Not more than 10 dwellings – £578 per dwelling
  • Between 10 and 50 dwellings – £624 per dwelling
  • More than 50 dwellinghouses – £30,860 + £186 for each in excess of 50 up to a maximum of £405,000
  • Other Changes of Use of a building or land – £578

Advertising

  • Relating to the business on the premises – £165
  • Advance signs which are not situated on or visible from the site, directing the public to a business – £165
  • Other advertisements – £578

Application for a Non-material Amendment Following a Grant of Planning Permission

  • Applications in respect of householder developments – £43
  • Applications in respect of other developments – £293

Application for Permission in Principle (see more)

  • Site area – £503 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)

Exemptions from payment

  • For alterations, extensions, etc. to a dwellinghouse for the benefit of a registered disabled person.
  • An application solely for the carrying out of the operations for the purpose of providing 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 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 decision was issued) or where the application is made following 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 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, additional storeys on a home, 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 £578.
  • 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 £578.
  • 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 sum of the others.
  • Where an application crosses one or more local or district planning authorities, The amount due is usually 150% of the ‘single’ fee that would have been payable for the proposed development (as if there had only been one application to a single authority covering the entire site); unless the ‘total’ fee (the sum total of each separately calculated fee for each part of the development within each authority’s boundary) is smaller. In which case this ‘total’ fee is the fee due In either case, the fee should be paid to the authority that contains the larger part of the application site within its boundary.

 

Government planning fees PDF

 

Page Updated: 16th January 2024

 

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