Cost of pre-application services

Householder  

Householder advice is for:

  • extensions to dwellings, outbuildings and other development within the garden
  • garages, crossover, hard standing and roof alterations

This does not include new houses.  

Form of advice and cost

  • meeting (site visit at planning officer's discretion): £180
  • charged per hour for officer follow up

Minor or other development  

Minor or other development advice is for: 

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

Form of advice and cost

  • meeting: £480
  • meeting and written advice: £600
  • charged per hour for officer follow up

Meetings will be held at Gun Wharf and site visits will be at planning officer’s discretion.

Major development  

Major development advice 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 meeting held at Gun Wharf: £420
  • full advice (meeting and written): £1,800
  • charged per hour for officer follow up

Strategic development  

Strategic development advice is for:

  • creation of 50 or more residential units
  • 5,000 square metres of floorspace and over
  • development on a site of 2 or more hectares and (including any change of use of land or buildings)  

Form of advice and cost  

  • preliminary advice meeting held at Gun Wharf: £420
  • full advice (meeting and written): £3,600
  • charged per hour for officer follow up

Additional services and hourly fees  

Additional services and hourly fees include:  

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  

The fee is based on the officer’s hourly rate.