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Planning applications and fees

There are many different types of planning applications that you can apply for. The application you will need depends on the type of development you want to do and which permitted development rights exist.

This page sets out the statutory planning application fees for Buckinghamshire Council. These apply to the whole council area unless specified otherwise.

Is planning permission required?

Not all works require planning permission, so finding this out early could save you a lot of work. We offer a paid service to find out if planning permission is required. For more details on the service, fees, and how to apply see planning services we offer.

What are the different types of planning applications?

Your planning application will fall into one of two categories:

The table below includes:

  • the different types of applications you can submit to the Council
  • the application suffixes for the different types of application
  • what you should submit with your application
  • the application fee
  • whether planning conditions can be imposed on the decision
  • decision outcomes for the application (see below for abbreviations)

 

Different types of planning application
 Applications for permission/consent
Application type Application suffixWhat to submit with your applicationExample of development proposal (description)Fee*How long do we have to decide?*Can we impose conditions on this type of application? Possible decisions (see below for codes you might see)How do I apply?
Householder - for works or extension to a dwelling (excludes flats). Only for householder developments. HHA (Aylesbury Vale)

FUL
(Wycombe)
as per the Local Validation List "Householder application for a rear extension..." £206 8-13 weeks Yes

- Permitted

- Refused

Planning portal (external website)

Full planning permission - applications for planning permission. Can be for minor or major developments. APP (Aylesbury Vale)

FA
(Chiltern & South Bucks)

FUL, FULEA
 (Wycombe)
as per the Local Validation List "Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a terrace of 3 x 2-bed and one pair of 2-bed semi-detached dwellings (5 in total),  bin stores, creation of new access and associated landscaping and car parking..."

£96 - £300,000

See specific fees below.

8-13 weeks Yes - Permitted

- Permitted subject to planning obligations

- Refused
Planning portal (external website)
Outline - outline planning permission with some/all matters reserved. Can be for minor or major developments. AOP (Aylesbury Vale)

OA
(Chiltern & South Bucks)

OUT, OUTEA 
(Wycombe)
as per the Local Validation List "Outline application (including details of siting and means of access) for the erection of two dwellings with access onto Church Road..."

£462 - £150,000 

See specific fees below.

8-13 weeks Yes - Permitted

- Permitted subject to planning obligations

- Refused
Planning portal (external website)
Permission in principle - an alternative route to permission, but must meet certain requirements. PIP (Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern & South Bucks, Wycombe)

"Application for permission in principle for erection of 1 x residential dwelling..."

Requires an application for Technical Details Consent

£402 per 0.1 hectare of land

35 days Yes - Permitted

- Refused
Must apply directly to local area planning team
Listed building consent - consent for alterations or demolition of a listed building. ALB (Aylesbury Vale)

HB (Chiltern & South Bucks)

LBC (Wycombe)

as per the Local Validation List
"Application for listed building consent for the replacement of two rear windows..." Exempt from fees 8-13 weeks Yes - Permitted

- Refused
Planning portal (external website)
Advertisement consent*** - consent to display an advertisement(s). AAD (Aylesbury Vale)

AV (Chiltern & South Bucks)

ADV (Wycombe)

as per the Local Validation List
"Display of 1 no. internally luminated wall mounted sign fronting Church Road..."

£132 (business)
£462 (other)

8-13 weeks Yes - Permitted

- Refused

- Split decision (part permitted / part-refused)
Planning portal (external website)

Lawful Development Certificate (existing) - for an existing use or operation or activity.

CPE, ACL (Aylesbury Vale)

EU (Chiltern & South Bucks)

CLE (Wycombe)

"Certificate of lawfulness for existing annexe on rear of property..." £234 or relevant full application fee. 8-13 weeks No - Grant certificate of lawfulness (existing)

- Refuse certificate of lawfulness (existing)
Planning portal (external website)
Lawful Development Certificate (proposed) - for a proposed use or operation or activity. CPL, ACL (Aylesbury Vale)

SA (Chiltern & South Bucks)

CLP (Wycombe)
"Certificate of lawfulness for proposed residential outbuilding..." 50% of full application fee. 8-13 weeks No - Grant certificate of lawfulness (proposed)

Refuse certificate of lawfulness (proposed)
Planning portal (external website)
Certificate of Appropriate Alternative Development - application under section 17 of the Land Compensation Act A17 (Aylesbury Vale)

ZA (Chiltern & South Bucks)

CAAD (Wycombe)
  • statement of appropriate alternative development

"Certificate of Appropriate Alternative Development for land to be acquired under compulsory acquisition..."

Note - this application can only be made if the land is subject to compulsory acquisition.

£234 8-13 weeks No - Permitted

- Refused

Applied via submission of a Statement that includes whether any other classes of development would be appropriate and why

Approval of reserved matters - approval of reserved matters following outline approval. ADP (Aylesbury Vale)

DE (Chiltern & South Bucks)

REM (Wycombe)
as per the Local Validation List "Submission of details of siting, design, and external appearance for the erection of 6 no. terraced houses in relation to outline permission **/*****/***..." Full application fee, or £462 if already paid 8-13 weeks Yes - Permitted

- Refused
Planning portal (external website)
Removal or variation of condition - removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission. VRC (Chiltern & South Bucks)

VCDN, VCDNEA (Wycombe)

CM, AOC (M&W)
"Variation of condition 8 attached to PP **/*****/***  to allow the construction of the pitched roof on the approved dwelling...before the expiration of 6 months after occupation..." £234 8-13 weeks No - Permitted

- Permitted subject to planning obligations

- Refused
Planning portal (external website)
Approval of details reserved by condition - approval of details reserved by condition. DIS (Aylesbury Vale)

CONDA (Chiltern & South Bucks)

ADRC (Wycombe)

AOC (M&W)
"Application for approval of details subject to condition (insert reference and type) of planning approval..."

£34 (householder)
£116 (other)

price is per request

8-13 weeks No - Permitted

- Refused

- Split decision (part permitted / part-refused)
Planning portal (external website)
Technical Details Consent - submission of technical details relating to a Permission in Principle APP (Aylesbury Vale)

TDC (Chiltern & South Bucks)

TDC,  FUL (Wycombe)
as per the Local Validation List "Application for Technical Details Consent as part of application **/*****/PIP..."

Full application fee

35 days (minor applications)

70 days or 16 weeks with EIA (major applications)

No - Permitted

- Refused
Planning portal (external website)
Non-Material Amendment - application to amend an application that has already been determined NON (Aylesbury Vale)

NMA (Chiltern & South Bucks)

MINAMD (Wycombe)
"Proposed non-material amendment to permission for application reference **/*****/FUL..."

£34 (householder)
£234 (other)

8-13 weeks Yes - Permitted

- Refused
Planning portal (external website)
Application for tree works - works to trees subject to a preservation order (TPO). ATP (Aylesbury Vale)

TP (Chiltern & South Bucks)

TPO (Wycombe)
"Douglas Fir (T2), (T3) and (T6) fell to ground level. Douglas Firs (T4) and (T5) Crown reduce height by approximately 1.5m to 2m..." Exempt from fees 8-13 weeks Yes - Permitted

- Refused

- Permission not required

- Split decision (part permitted / part-refused)
Planning portal (external website)
Application for Hazardous Substances Consent - consent under the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2015 (external website). HSC (Aylesbury Vale, Wycombe)

HA (Chiltern & South Bucks)

"Application for Hazardous Substances Consent for the storage of petroleum tanks..."

"Application to revoke Hazardous Substances Consent for the redevelopment of former petrol station..."

Exempt from fees 8-13 weeks Yes - Permitted

- Refused
See HSE's website to download the appropriate forms
HS2 Applications - works listed below under paragraph 9 of Schedule 17 to the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Act 2017 (external website) HS2PS (Aylesbury Vale)

HS2 (Chiltern & South Bucks)
"Application for development authorised by High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Act 2017 for..." Set out in the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) (Fees for Requests for Planning Approval) Regulations 2017 (external website) 8-13 weeks Yes - Permitted

- Refused
Applied via submission directly to the local planning authority.
Waste and Mineral applications - applications for the mining and operations of minerals and waste proposals CM (M&W)

as per the Local Validation List

"Application for extraction and processing of sand and gravel with restoration to agricultural using imported inert materials, installation and use of mineral processing plant, concrete batching plant and soil treatment plant..."

£234 per 0.1 hectare (site area no more than 15 hectares)

£34,934 + £138 per 0.1 hectare (site area more than 15 hectares)
8-16 weeks (subject to whether an EIA is required) Yes - Permitted

- Refused

You can either apply directly to the Minerals and Waste Team, or via Planning portal (external website)

You MUST include the Minerals and Waste application form (external website)

Applications for notification
Application type Application suffixWhat to submit with your application
Criteria / things we must considerFee*How long do we have to decide?Can we  impose conditions on this type of application? Possible decisions (see below for decisions codes you may see)How do I apply?
Permitted Development: 'Part 1, Class A' - larger home extension HPDE (Aylesbury Vale)

PNE (Chiltern & South Bucks)

HPDN (Wycombe)

As per regulations

£96

42 days

No

- Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused

Must apply directly to local area planning team

Permitted Development: 
'Part 3, Class C' 
- retail / betting office / pay day loan shop / casino to restaurant or cafe 
COUF, PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

PNA3 (Chiltern & South Bucks)

PNP3C (Wycombe)
  • noise
  • odour
  • impacts of storage/handling of waste
  • impacts of opening hours
  • highways
  • impact on shopping area

£96
£206 (if it includes building operations in connection with change of use)

56 days

Yes

- Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused

Must apply directly to local area planning team

Permitted Development: 
'Part 3, Class J'
 
- retail / betting office / pay day loan shop to assembly and leisure (D2)
PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

PNP3J (Wycombe)
 
  • noise
  • odour
  • impacts of storage/handling of waste
  • impacts of opening hours
  • highways
  • impact on shopping area
£96 56 days Yes - Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused
Must apply directly to local area planning team
Permitted Development: 'Part 3, Class JA' - retail / professional and financial services / takeaways / betting offices / payday loan shop or launderettes to offices PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

PNP3JA (Wycombe)
  • highways
  • impact on provision of lost services
  • sustainability of shopping area
  • noise
£96 56 days Yes - Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused
Must apply directly to local area planning team
Permitted Development: 
'Part 3, Class M'
 
- retail / professional and financial services / takeaways / specific SG uses to dwellinghouses
COUM, PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

PNP3M (Wycombe)
  • highways
  • contamination
  • flooding
  • impact on shopping area
  • design and external appearance
£96
£206 (if it includes building operations in connection with change of use)
56 days Yes - Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused
Must apply directly to local area planning team
Permitted Development: 
'Part 3, Class N'
 
- specific SG uses to dwellinghouses
PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

PNR (Chiltern & South Bucks)

PNP3N (Wycombe)
  • highways
  • contamination
  • flooding
  • design and external appearance
£96
£206 (if it includes building operations in connection with change of use)
56 days Yes - Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused
Must apply directly to local area planning team
Permitted Development:
'Part 3, Class O' 
- offices to dwellinghouses
COUOR, PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

PNO (Chiltern & South Bucks)

PNP3O (Wycombe)
  • highways
  • contamination
  • flooding
  • noise from commercial premises on intended occupiers

£96

56 days

Yes

- Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused

Must apply directly to local area planning team
Permitted Development:
'Part 3, Class PA' 
- light industrial buildings to dwellinghouses
COUIN, PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

PNL (Chiltern & South Bucks)

PNP3PA (Wycombe)
  • highways
  • contamination
  • flooding
  • noise
  • design
  • impact on industrial area
£96
56 days Yes - Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused
Must apply directly to local area planning team
Permitted Development:
'Part 3, Class Q'
 - agricultural buildings to dwellinghouses
COUAR, PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

PNAD (Chiltern & South Bucks)

PNP3Q (Wycombe)
  • highways
  • noise
  • contamination
  • flooding
  • practicality of siting/location
  • design and external appearance
£96
£206 (if it includes building operations in connection with change of use)
56 days Yes - Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused
Must apply directly to local area planning team
Permitted Development:
'Part 3, Class R' 
- agricultural building to flexible commercial use
PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

PNAD (Chiltern & South Bucks)

PNP3R (Wycombe)
  • highways
  • noise
  • contamination
  • flooding
£96
56 days Yes - Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused
Must apply directly to local area planning team
Permitted Development:
'Part 3, Class S' 
- agricultural buildings to state-funded school or nursery
PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

PNS (Chiltern & South Bucks)

PNP3S (Wycombe)
  • highways
  • noise
  • contamination
  • flooding
  • practicality of siting/location
£96 56 days Yes - Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused
Must apply directly to local area planning team
Permitted Development:
'Part 3, Class T' 
- business/hotels/etc to state-funded schools or nursery
PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

PNS (Chiltern & South Bucks)

PNP3T (Wycombe)
  • highways
  • noise
  • contamination

£96

56 days

 Yes

- Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused

Must apply directly to local area planning team

Permitted Development:
'Part 4, Class CA' 

- provision of a temporary state-funded school on previously vacant commercial land
COUSVL, PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

PNS (Chiltern & South Bucks)

PNP4CA (Wycombe)
  • highways
  • noise
  • contamination
  • flooding
  • siting and design
£96

56 days

Yes

- Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused
Must apply directly to local area planning team
Permitted Development:
'Part 4, Class E' 
- temporary use of buildings or land for film-making processes
COUE, PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

PNTF (Chiltern & South Bucks)

PNP4E (Wycombe)

As per regulations

£96

56 days

Yes

- Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused

Must apply directly to local area planning team

Permitted Development:
'Part 6, Class A' 
- works on agricultural land (over 5 hectares in size)
COUAF, PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

PNAD (Chiltern & South Bucks)

PNP6A (Wycombe)

As per regulations

£96

28 days

No

- Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused

Planning portal (external website)
Permitted Development:
'Part 6, Class B' 
- works on agricultural land (between 0.4 and 5 hectares in size)
COUAF, PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

PNAD (Chiltern & South Bucks)

PNP6B (Wycombe)
 

As per regulations

£96 28 days No - Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused
Planning portal (external website)
Permitted Development:
'Part 6, Class E' 
- works on land for forestry
PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

PRAMD (Chiltern & South Bucks)

PNP6E (Wycombe)
 

As per regulations

£96 28 days No - Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused
Planning portal (external website)
Permitted Development:
'Part 7, Class C' 
- erection or construction of a click-and-collect facility
PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

PRAMD (Chiltern & South Bucks)

PNP7C (Wycombe)
 

As per regulations

£96 56 days Yes - Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused
Must apply directly to local area planning team
Permitted Development:
'Part 9, Class D' 
- toll road facilities
PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

PRAMD (Chiltern & South Bucks)

PNP9D (Wycombe)
 

As per regulations

£96 28 days Yes - Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused
Planning portal (external website)

Permitted Development: 'Part 11, Class B' - building operations associated with demolition of a building

PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

PRAMD (Chiltern & South Bucks)

PNP11B (Wycombe)
 

As per regulations

£96 28 days Yes - Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused
Planning portal (external website)
Permitted Development:
'Part 14, Class J' 
- installation or alteration of solar equipment on non-domestic buildings
PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

PRASP (Chiltern & South Bucks)

PNP14J (Wycombe)
 

As per regulations

£96 56 days Yes - Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused
Must apply directly to local area planning team
Permitted Development: 'Part 16, Class A' - works for telecommunication development PAP (Aylesbury Vale)

RM (Chiltern & South Bucks)

PNP16A (Wycombe)
 

As per regulations

£462 56 days No - Details to be submitted

- Details not required to be submitted

- Details approved

- Details refused
Planning portal (external website)
Hedgerow removal notice - application for a hedgerow removal notice. AHR (Aylesbury Vale)

HR (Chiltern & South Bucks)

HEDGE (Wycombe)
N/A Exempt from fees 42 days No - Issue Hedge Retention Notice

- Not issue Hedge Retention Notice
Planning portal (external website)
Notification of proposed works to trees in conservation areas (section 211 notice) - relating to work on trees in conservation areas ATC (Aylesbury Vale)

KA (Chiltern & South Bucks)

CTREE (Wycombe)
 N/A Exempt from fees  6 weeks No - Split decision (part permitted / part-refused)

- Permission not required

- Make TPO

- Not make a TPO
Planning portal (external website)
Notification under Circular 14/90 - consultation on works on overhead electric lines AEL (Aylesbury Vale)

CONSA (Wycombe)
 N/A N/A Exempt from fees  N/A No - Objection

- No objection
N/A
Consultation: adjoining authority - consultation on applications made by adjoining authority ADJ (Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern & South Bucks)

CONAA (Wycombe)
 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A - Objection

- No objection
N/A

*Most planning and other related applications require payment of a fee set by law. The fee information below is a summary interpreted from legislation by the Council, further breakdown of full and outline planning application fees are linked where applicable. For more detailed information, and to read the original legislation, please see the Town and Country Planning (fees for applications, deemed applications, requests and site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012 and any subsequent amendments.

A PDF version of the fees can be accessed via Planning Portal or use Planning Portal's fee calculator. All planning fees are exempt from VAT.

**Decision code abbreviations are set out in our glossary.

***Adverts are grouped into three categories:

  • Exceptions - advertisements that do not require advertisement consent.
  • Deemed consent - those advertisements that require consent, but provided they fall within certain criteria can be displayed without having to apply to the local planning authority.
  • Express consent - an application for express consent must be made to the local planning authority on the forms provided and is subject to a fee. Applications for advertisement consent can be considered only in the interests of "amenity" and "public safety". We may not impose any limitation or restriction on the subject matter, content, or design of an advertisement except in the interests of public safety or amenity.

Decision codes and abbreviations

When you are issued with a decision notice you may see an abbreviation of the decision, also known as a 'decision code'. The main decision codes across Buckinghamshire are set out below:

Decision codes explained
 CodeWhat this means What this means 
HHA, HPDA, HS2APP, LBC1, OPP1, BEDA, PIPA (Aylesbury Vale)

UP, CC, CP,  IPA, PAG, AD, CA (Chiltern & South Bucks)

PER (Wycombe)
Application permitted Planning permission has been granted (as set out in the application)
HHR, HS2REF, LBC2, OPP2, BEDR, PIPR (Aylesbury Vale)

RP, RC, PAR (Chiltern & South Bucks)

REF (Wycombe)
Application refused Planning permission has been refused
PEOBL (Wycombe) Permission with Planning Obligation Planning permission has been granted subject to a section 106 legal agreement
ATP3 (Aylesbury Vale)

RX (Chiltern & South Bucks)

SPLIT, SPTPCZ, SPCTRE (Wycombe)
Split decision (part content / part refused) Applies to applications with different elements, permission may be granted for some elements of the application but not others
ACL1, ACL2 (Aylesbury Vale)

GRU (Chiltern & South Bucks)

GRCLE (Wycombe)
Grant Certificate of Lawful Use Certificate of Lawful Use is issued, meaning your development is lawful.
ACL5, ACL6 (Aylesbury Vale)

R35 (Chiltern & South Bucks)

RECLE (Wycombe)
Refuse Certificate of Lawful Use Certificate of Lawful Use is not issued, meaning your development is not lawful.
ACL3, ACL4 (Aylesbury Vale)

A53 (Chiltern & South Bucks)

GRCLP (Wycombe)
Grant Certificate of Proposed Use Certificate of Proposed Use is issued, meaning your development proposal is considered lawful.
ACL7, ACL8 (Aylesbury Vale)

R35 (Chiltern & South Bucks)

RECLP (Wycombe)
Refuse Certificate of Proposed Use Certificate of Proposed Use is not issued, meaning your development proposal is not considered lawful.
PPNR (Aylesbury Vale)

CN, PN, PAN (Chiltern & South Bucks)

NRQD (Wycombe)
Permission not required  Permission is not required for this type of development
DSUB (Wycombe) Details to be submitted Your application cannot be fully determined until relevant details have been submitted. These details will be set out in your decision notice, and can be submitted to the Council in the form of a cover letter. Please ensure you include your original plan reference number
DNSUB (Wycombe) Details not required to be submitted Details not required to be submitted for approval
DOP1 (Aylesbury Vale)

DAPP (Wycombe)
Details approved Approval of details submitted as part of your application
DOP2 (Aylesbury Vale)

RA (Chiltern & South Bucks)

DREF (Wycombe)
Detailed refused Refusal of details submitted as part of your application
AHR2 (Aylesbury Vale)

NI (Chiltern & South Bucks)

MKHED (Wycombe)
To issue a Hedge Retention Notice A Hedge Retention Notice means you must retain the hedges by the terms set out in the decision notice
AHR1 (Aylesbury Vale)

NN (Chiltern & South Bucks)

NMHED (Wycombe)
Not to issue a Hedge Retention Notice A Hedge Retention Notice will not be issued, and you can proceed with the works set out in your application
ATC3, TPO (Aylesbury Vale)

MKO (Wycombe)
Make a TPO A Tree Preservation Order will be issued, any restrictions to works on these trees will be set out in the Order
NT (Chiltern & South Bucks)

NMKO (Wycombe)
Not to make a TPO A Tree Preservation Order will not be issued, you can proceed with the works set out in your application
OBJ (Chiltern & South Bucks, Wycombe) Objection Objection to consultation
NOOBJ (Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern & South Bucks)

NOBJ (Wycombe)
No objection No objection to consultation

You may also see other abbreviations against planning applications and decisions, if you are unsure what this means please contact your local planning area team.

Planning fees continued...

Below you find a detailed breakdown of fees for:

Outline applications

Application for outline planning permission with some/all matters reserved. The application fee depends on the size of the development area and any subsequent applications for reserved matters approval.

See different types of applications for the suffixes, examples of development proposals, and what decisions you can get from this application.

Application typeApplication areaFee
Outline applications Up to 2.5 hectares

£462 per 0.1 hectare

2.6 hectares and over

£11,432 + £138 for each 0.1 hectares 
in excess of 2.5 hectares (maximum £150,000)

Full applications

Applications for full planning application cover a wide range of development proposals. These schemes are summarised below.

See the different types of applications for the suffixes, examples of development proposals, and what decisions you can get from this application.

Full Application typeApplication schemeFee
Dwelling houses Alterations / extensions to two or more dwellings (houses or flats), including works within boundaries

£407

New dwellings - up to 50 units

£462 per dwelling

New dwellings - 51 or more units

£22,859 + £138 per additional 
dwelling over 51 units (to a maximum fee of £300,000)

Erection of buildings (not dwellings, agricultural, glasshouses, plant or machinery) No increase in gross (total) floor space to be created by development or no more than 40m2

£234

Between 40m2 and 75m2 gross floor space to be created by development

£462

Between 76m2 and 3,750m2 gross floorspace to be created by development

£462 for each 75m2 (or part thereof)

More than 3,750m2 gross floorspace to be created by development

£22,859 + £138 for each additional 75m2 
(or part thereof) in excess of 3,750m2 (to a 
maximum of £300,000)

Erection of buildings (on land used for agriculture for agricultural purposes) Increase in gross (total) floor space to be created by the development up to 465m2

£96

Between 465m2 and 540m2 of gross floorspace to be created by the development

£462

Between 540m2 and 4,215m2 of gross floorspace to be created by the development

£462 for the first 540m2 + £462 for each 
75m2 (or part thereof) in excess of 540m2

More than 4,215m2 of gross floorspace to be created by the development

£22,859 + £138 for each additional 75m2 
(or part thereof) in excess of 4,215m2 (to a maximum of £300,000)

Erection of glasshouses (on land used for the purpose of agriculture) No more than 465m2 gross (total) floorspace to be created by the development

£96

More than 465m2 gross floorspace to be created by the development

£2,580

Erection / alterations / replacement of plant and machinery Site area no more than 5 hectares

£462 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)

Site area more than 5 hectares

£22,859 + £138 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 5 hectares (to a maximum of £300,000)

Installation or alteration to a shop front All applications

£234

Involving more than one category of development N/A

Contact your local planning area team for a quote on the correct planning fee.

Applications other than building works

Application typeApplication type/areaFee
Car park, service roads, or other accesses For existing uses

£234

Operations connected with exploratory drilling of oil or natural gas Site area is no more than 7.5 hectares £508 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
  Site area is more than 7.5 hectares £38,070 + £151 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
Operations for the winning and working of oil or natural gas Site area is no more than 15 hectares

£257 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)

Site area is more than 15 hectares

£34,934 + £138 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 15 hectares (maximum of £78,000)

Other operations not coming in the above categories

£234 for each 0.1 hectare to a maximum of £2,028

Change of use of a building to one or more separate dwellinghouses (or other cases)

TypeFee
No more than 50 total dwellinghouses

£462 per dwelling

More than 50 total dwellinghouses

£22,859 + £138 for each unit in excess of 50 (maximum of £300,000)

Other changes of use of a building or land

£462

 Concessions

 
When this happens Changes to fees
Applications for development which provides means of access 
for a disabled occupant or are designed secure that person’s 
greater safety, heath or comfort
exempt from fees
Applications for development in a public space which provides 
means of access for disabled members of the public
exempt from fees
Application for development within 12 months of a refusal, 
withdrawal or approval of an earlier application for the same 
character on the same site for the same applicant.

exempt from fees

(this exemption can only 
be claimed once for refusal / 
withdrawal and permission)

Application for advert consent within 12 months of a refusal or 
withdrawal for the same applicant.
exempt from fees
Application for advert consent which results from a direction 
under Regulation 7 of the 2007 Regulations, dis-applying 
deemed consent under Regulation 6.
exempt from fees
Application for approval of conditions under the advertisement 
regulations or under the Planning (Listed Buildings and 
Conservation Areas) Act 1990
exempt from fees
Application made on behalf of a non-profit making sports club for 
works on playing fields (not involving buildings)
reduced fee of £462
Application made on behalf of a parish or community council reduced fee of 50%
Application of an alternative proposal submitted on the same 
day by the same applicant (second application fee must be lower)
reduced fee of 50%
Applications for Lawful Development Certificate for a proposed 
use / development
reduced fee of 50%
Submission of two or more applications relating to different proposals
on the same site that are submitted on the same day
Full fee for first application, plus
50% reduction on the total 
sum for the others.
Applications for a single site straddling the boundary between 
planning authorities
Fee only payable to planning
authority that covers the largest
part of the site. Fee will be 1.5x
cost of normal application fee
and only one authority will be
responsible.

How to apply directly to my local area planning team?

See your local area website for further information:

For Minerals and Waste applications, see the Buckinghamshire Minerals and Waste website.

If you need to contact your local area planning team you can do so by email: