Additional Planning Advice and charges

In addition to the formal pre-application planning advice service, we offer a range of additional services to help provide advice and guidance on planning matters. The majority of planning advice can be found for free on the planning pages of this website, but we also offer a paid for service for enhanced advice and documents alongside the pre-application planning advice service.

Service Fee (excl. VAT)
Application for a Certificate of Compliance with the Local Development Order £400
Pre-Validation Checking Service
  • Householder, advertisement and prior notification applications – £25
  • Minor and similar applications – £50
  • Major and similar complex applications – £250
Basic Enquiries Charge

Including, but not limited to:

  • planning history searches
  • advice on how to check our records to establish whether permitted development rights have been removed from a residential dwelling
  • general advice on the procedure for discharge of conditions or non-material amendments to existing permissions
  • advice on how to seek pre-application advice, fill out application forms and fees
Price on application based on time taken to deal with and based on hourly rate of £100 per hour

Charges for paper copies of planning applications

Charge per application, £25 per householder, £50 minor, £100 major or charge per plan - based on photocopying charges (below) and pay for postage, or (in the case of Parish Councils) an annual charge based on average number of applications received in that parish

  • A0 - £8.04 (£6.70 + £1.34)
  • A1 - £6.90 (£5.75 + £1.15)
  • A2 - £5.94 (£4.95 + £0.99)
  • A3 - £5.52 (£4.60 + £0.92)
  • A4 - £4.68 (£3.90 + £0.78)
  • A4 Subsequent Copies - £0.52 (£0.44 + £0.08
Letter of comfort following Enforcement Investigation that the matter is closed £50
Ecology Advice Price on application based on time taken to deal with and based on hourly rate of £150 per hour
Confirmation of compliance with a S106 / conditions / compliance with a notice Price on application based on time taken to deal with and based on hourly rate of £150 per hour
General Planning Policy Advice Price on application based on time taken to deal with and based on hourly rate of £150 per hour

 

Additional Charge Fee
Charging for Invalid applications (for applications returned and not made valid within 28 days)
  • Householder, advertisement and prior notification applications – £25
  • Minor and similar applications – £50
  • Major and similar complex applications – £250