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Fees for Planning Applications

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A guide to the fees for planning applications in England - these fees apply from 17 January 2018 onwards (unless stated)

The below list is based upon 'The Town and Country Planning (Fees for applications, deemed applications, requests and site visits) (England) Regulations 2012' (as amended). You can download a copy of the Icon for pdf Planning fees document [175.56KB] here.

The fee should be paid at the time the application is submitted. If you are unsure of the fee applicable, please contact us on 01772 906912 or email planningdept@preston.gov.uk

Outline Applications

Site areaNot more than 2.5 hectares£462 per 0.1 hectare
More than 2.5 hectares

£11,432 + £138 per 0.1 hectare up to a maximum of £150,000

Householder Applications

Alterations/extensions to a single dwelling house, including works within boundarySingle dwellinghouse

£206

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

Alterations/extensions to dwelling houses, including works within boundariesSingle dwelling house (or single flat)£206
Two or more dwelling houses (or two or more flats)

£407

New dwelling housesNot more than 50 new dwelling houses£462 per dwelling house
More than 50 new dwelling houses£22,859 + £138 per additional dwelling house up to a maximum of £300,000
Erection of buildings (not dwelling houses, agricultural, glasshouses, plant nor machinery):
Gross floor space to be created by the developmentNo increase in gross floor space or no more than 40 square metres£234
More than 40 square metres but no more than 75 square metres£462
More than 75 square metres but no more than 3,750 square metres£462 for each 75 square metres or part there of 
More than 3,750 square metres£22,859 + £138 for each additional 75 square metres in excess of 3,750 square metres to a maximum of £300,000

The erection of buildings (on land used for agriculture for agricultural purposes)

Gross floor space to be created by the developmentNot more than 465 square metres£96
More than 465 square metres but not more than 540 square metres£462
More than 540 square metres but not more than 4,215 square metres£462 for each 540 square metres + £462 for each 75 square metres (or part there of) in excess of 540 square metres 
More than 4,215 square metres£22,859 + £138 for each additional 75 square metres (or part thereof) in excess of 4,215 square metres up to a maximum of £300,000

Full Applications - (and first submissions of reserved matters; or technical details consent)

Erection of glasshouses (on land used for the purposes of agriculture)
Gross floor space to be created by the developmentnot more than 465 square metres£96
More than 465 square metres£2,580
Erection / alterations / replacement of plant and machinery
Site area not more than 5 hectares£462 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
More than 5 hectares£22,859 + additional £138 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 5 hectares to a maximum of £300,000

Applications other than Building Works

Car parks, service roads or other accessesFor 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)
Site areaNot more than 15 hectares£234 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
More than 15 hectares£34,934 + £138 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 15 hectares up to a maximum of £78,000
Operations connected with exploratory drilling for oil or natural gas
Site areaNot more than 7.5 hectares£508 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
 More than 7.5 hectares£38,070 + additional £151 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 7.5 hectares up to a maximum of £300,000
Operations (other than exploratory drilling) for the winning and working of oil or natural gas
Site area Not more than 15 hectares£257 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
 More than 15 hectares£38,520 + additional £151 for each 0.1 in excess of 15 hectare up to a maximum of £78,000
Other operations (not coming within any of the above categories)
Site areaAny site area£234 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) up to a maximum of £2,028

Lawful Development Certificate

Existing use or operationSame as Full 
Existing use or operation - lawful not to comply with any condition or limitation£234
Proposed use or operationHalf the normal planning fee

Prior Approval

Larger Home Extensions (from 19 August 2019)£96.00
Agricultural and Forestry buildings and operations£96.00
Demolition of buildings£96.00
Communications (previously referred to as Telecommunications Code Systems Operations) £462.00
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)£96.00
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 abd Leisure (Use Class D2) to a State Funded School or Registered Nursery£96.00
Change of use of a building and any land within its curtilage from an Agricultural Building to a State-Funded School or Registered Nursery£96.00
Change if 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)£96.00
Change of use of a building and any land within its curtilage from an Agricultural Building to Dwelling houses (Use Class C3)£96.00
Change of use of a building and any land within its curtilage from an Agricultural Building to Dwelling houses (Use Class C3)

£96.00;     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, Launderette; or a mixed use combining one of these uses and use as a dwellinghouse to Dwellinghouses (Use Class C3) 

£96.00;      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 B1 c) to Dwellinghouses (Use Class C3)£96.00
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)

£96.00;   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 Cafes (Use Class A3)

£96.00;   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 Assembly and Leisure Uses (Use Class D2)£96.00
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)£96.00
Development Consisting of the Erection or Construction of a Collection Facility within the Curtilage of a Shop£96.00
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£96.00
Installation, Alteration or Replacement of other Solar Photovoltaics (PV) equipment on the Roofs of Non-domestic Buildings, up to a Capacity of 1 Megawatt£96.00

Reserved Matters

Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approvalFull fee due or if full fee already paid then £462 due

Approval / Variation / discharge of condition

Application for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission£234.00
Request for confirmation that one or more planning conditions have been complied with£34.00 per request for Householder otherwise £116.00 per request

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

Number of dwelling housesNot more than 50 dwelling houses£462.00 for each
More than 50 dwelling houses£22,859 + £138 for each in excess of 50 up to a maximum of £300,000
Other Changes of use of a building or land£462.00

Advertising

Relating to the business on the premises£132.00
Advance signs which are not situated on or visible from the site, directing the public to a business£132.00
Other advertisements£462.00

Application for a Non-material Amendment following a grant of Planning Permission

Applications in respect of householder developments£34.00
Applications in respect of other developments£234.00

Application for Permission in Principle

Site area £402.00 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)

Concessions

Please note - not all concessions are valid for all application types. Upon receipt of your application, we will (the Council) 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 dwelling house (other than the erection of a dwellinghouse) for the purpose of providing:

  • Means of access to or within it for a disabled person who is resident in it, or is proposing to take up residence in it; or
  • Facilities designed to secure that person's greater safety, health or comfort.

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 the first revision of an application for 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 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 is for alternative proposals for the same site by the same applicant, in order 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).

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

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 involved buildings then the fee is £462.00. 

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 £462.00.

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.

Fees for cross boundary applications

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 Council to discuss the fee for this divided site.

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

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