Cost of pre-application services

All fees include VAT and are charged per hour or part hour.

The cost of all forms of advice include VAT.

Householder

What it is for:

Extensions to dwellings, outbuildings and other development within the garden. Including garages, crossover, hard standing, roof alterations. Not including new houses.

Form of advice and cost

Meeting or written advice (Site visit at Planning Officers Discretion): £109

Meeting plus written advice: £164

Follow up fee: Officer cost per hour

Minor/other development

What it is for:

  • 1 to 9 residential units
  • floorspace between up to 999 square metres
  • change of use up to 999 square metres
  • shopfronts, shutters, advertisements
  • air conditioning/ventilation equipment

Form of advice and cost

  • Meeting (Gun Wharf or site visit): £272
  • Written: £380
  • Meeting and written advice: £435

Follow up fee: Officer cost per hour

Major development

What it is for:

  • creation of 10 to 49 residential units.
  • 1,000 to 4,999 square metres floorspace
  • development on a site of less than 2 hectares (including any change of use of land or buildings)

Form of advice and cost

  • Preliminary advice (telephone or face to face): £327
  • Full advice (meeting and written): £1,390

 Follow up fee: Officer cost per hour

Strategic development

What it is for:

  • Creation of 50 or more residential units
  • 5,000 square meters of floorspace and over
  • development on a site of 2 or more hectares and (including any change of use of land or buildings)
  • proposals for development requiring an Environmental Assessment (EA)

Form of advice and cost

  • Preliminary advice (telephone or face to face): £327
  • Full advice (meeting and written): £2,740

 Follow up fee: Officer cost per hour

Additional services and hourly fees

  • Presentation to members: £742
  • Tree Preservation Order advice fee per hour: £98
  • Listed building, Conservation – written advice (site visit, meeting at officers discretion): £105.50
  • Environmental health officer and Highways Officer - written advice: £105.50
  • Planner fee per hour: £77
  • Senior Planner fee per hour: £100
  • Planning Manager fee per hour: £116
  • Head of Service fee per hour: £131.28
  • Assistant director fee per hour: £154.20

Post refusal feedback

If you did not enter into pre-application discussions the relevant pre-application fee and officer fee per hour will be charged.

Previously approved schemes

Amendments to a previously approved scheme will be charged by the officer's hourly fee.

Discharge of conditions

Fee is based on the officer’s hourly rate.