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.

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
  • 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 suffix Example of development proposal (description) Fee* Can LPA impose conditions on this type of application?  Possible decisions (see below)
Householder - for works or extension to a dwelling (excludes flats) FUL "Householder application for a rear extension..." £206 Yes

PER
REF

Full planning permission FUL
FULEA
"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.

Yes PER
PEOBL
REF
Outline - outline planning permission with some/all matters reserved. OUT
OUTEA
"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.

Yes PER
PEOBL
REF
Permission in principle - an alternative route to permission, but must meet certain requirements. PIP

"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

Yes PER
REF
Listed building consent - consent for alterations or demolition of a listed building. LBC "Application for listed building consent for the replacement of two rear windows..." Exempt from fees Yes PER
REF
Advertisement consent*** - consent to display an advertisement(s). ADV "Display of 1 no. internally luminated wall mounted sign fronting Church Road..."

£132 (business)
£462 (other)

Yes PER
REF
SPLIT

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

CLE

"Certificate of lawfulness for existing annexe on rear of property..." £234 or relevant full application fee. No GRCLE
RECLE
Lawful Development Certificate (proposed) - for a proposed use or operation or activity. CLP "Certificate of lawfulness for proposed residential outbuilding..." 50% of full application fee. No GRCLP
RECLP
Certificate of Appropriate Alternative Development - application under section 17 of the Land Compensation Act CAAD

"Certificate of Appropraite 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 No PER
REF
Approval of reserved matters - approval of reserved matters following outline approval. REM "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 Yes PER
REF
Removal or variation of condition - removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission. VCDN
VCDNEA
"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 No PER
REF
PEOBL
Approval of details reserved by condition - approval of details reserved by condition. ADRC "Application for approval of details subject to condition (insert reference and type) of planning approval..."

£34 (householder)
£116 (other)

price is per request

No PER
REF
SPLIT
Technical Details Consent - submission of technical details relating to a Permission in Principle TDC / FUL "Application for Technical Details Consent as part of application **/*****/PIP..."

Full application fee

No PER
REF
Non-Material Amendment - application to amend an application that has already been determined MINAMD "Proposed non-material amendment to permission for application reference **/*****/FUL..."

£34 (householder)
£234 (other)

Yes PER
REF
Application for tree works - works to trees subject to a preservation order (TPO). TPO "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 Yes PER
REF
NRQD
SPTPCZ
Application for Hazardous Substances Consent - consent under the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2015. HSC

"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 Yes PER
REF
Applications for notification
Application type  Application suffix Criteria / things LPA (us) must consider Fee* Can LPA  impose conditions on this type of application?  Possible decisions (see below)
Permitted Development: 'Part 1, Class A' - larger home extension HPDN

As per regulations

No fee

No

DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF

Permitted Development: 
'Part 3, Class C' 
- retail/betting office/ pay day loan shop/casino to restaurant or cafe 
PNP3C
  • 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)

Yes

DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF

Permitted Development: 
'Part 3, Class J'
 
- retail/betting office/pay day loan shop to assembly and leisure (D2)
PNP3J  
  • noise
  • odour
  • impacts of storage/handling of waste
  • impacts of opening hours
  • highways
  • impact on shopping area
£96 Yes DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF
Permitted Development: 
'Part 3, Class M'
 
- Retail/specific SG uses to dwellinghouses
PNP3M
  • highways
  • contamination
  • flooding
  • impact on shopping area
  • design and external appearance
£96
£206 (if it includes building operations in connection with change of use)
Yes DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF
Permitted Development: 
'Part 3, Class N'
 
- Specific SG uses to dwellinghouses
PNP3N
  • highways
  • contamination
  • flooding
  • design and external appearance
£96
£206 (if it includes building operations in connection with change of use)
Yes DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF
Permitted Development:
'Part 3, Class O' 
- offices to dwellinghouses
PNP3O
  • highways
  • contamination
  • flooding
  • noise from commercial premises on intended occupiers

£96

Yes

DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF

Permitted Development:
'Part 3, Class P' 
- storage/distribution centre to dwellinghouses
PNP3P
  • impact of air quality
  • highways
  • contamination
  • flooding
  • noise
  • design
  • impact on industrial area
£96

Yes

DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF

Permitted Development:
'Part 3, Class PA' 
- light industrial buildings to dwellinghouses
PNP3PA
  • highways
  • contamination
  • flooding
  • noise
  • design
  • impact on industrial area
£96
Yes DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF
Permitted Development:
'Part 3, Class Q'
 - agricultural buildings to dwellinghouses
PNP3Q
  • 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)
Yes DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF
Permitted Development:
'Part 3, Class R' 
- agricultural building to flexible commercial use
PNP3R
  • highways
  • noise
  • contamination
  • flooding
£96
Yes DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF
Permitted Development:
'Part 3, Class S' 
- agricultural buildings to state-funded school or nursery
PNP3S
  • highways
  • noise
  • contamination
  • flooding
  • practicality of siting/location
£96 Yes DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF
Permitted Development:
'Part 3, Class T' 
- business/hotels/etc to state-funded schools or nursery
PNP3T
  • highways
  • noise
  • contamination

£96

 Yes

DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF

Permitted Development:
'Part 4, Class CA' 

- provision of a temporary state-funded school on previously vacant commercial land
PNP4CA
  • highways
  • noise
  • contamination
  • flooding
  • siting and design
£96

Yes

DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF
Permitted Development:
'Part 4, Class E' 
- Temporary use of buildings or land for film-making processes
PNP4E

As per regulations

£96

Yes

DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF

Permitted Development:
'Part 6, Class A' 
- works on agricultural land (over 5 hectares in size)
PNP6A

As per regulations

£96

No

DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF

Permitted Development:
'Part 6, Class B' 
- works on agricultural land (between 0.4 and 5 hectares in size)
PNP6B

As per regulations

£96 No DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF
Permitted Development:
'Part 6, Class E' 
- works on land for forestry
PNP6E

As per regulations

£96 No DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF
Permitted Development:
'Part 7, Class C' 
- erection or construction of a click-and-collect facility
PNP7C

As per regulations

£96 Yes DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF
Permitted Development:
'Part 9, Class D' 
- toll road facilities
PNP9D

As per regulations

£96 Yes DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF

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

PNP11B

As per regulations

£96 Yes DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF
Permitted Development:
'Part 14, Class J' 
- installation or alteration of solar equipment on non-domestic buildings
PNP14J

As per regulations

£96 Yes DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF
Permitted Development: 'Part 16, Class A' - works for telecommunication development PNP16A

As per regulations

£462 No DSUB
DNSUB
DAPP
DREF
Hedgerow removal notice - application for a hedgerow removal notice. HEDGE N/A Exempt from fees No MKHED
NMHED
Notification of proposed works to trees in conservation areas - relating to work on trees in conservation areas CTREE  N/A Exempt from fees No SPCTRE
MKO
NMKO
NRQD
Notification under Circular 14/90 - consultation on works on overhead electric lines CONSA N/A Exempt from fees No OBJ
NOBJ
Consultation: adjoining authority - consultation on applications made by adjoining authority CONAA N/A N/A N/A OBJ
NOBJ
Consultation: county council - consultation on applications for county matters made by county council CONCC N/A N/A N/A OBJ
NOBJ

*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'. There are also other abbreviations you may see which are set out in our glossary. The main decision codes are set out below:

Decision codes explained
 CodeWhat this stands for What this means 
PER Application permitted Planning permission has been granted (as set out in the application)
REF Application refused Planning permission has been refused
PEOBL Permission with Planning Obligation Planning permission has been granted subject to a section 106 legal agreement
SPLIT 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
GRCLE Grant Certificate of Lawful Use Certificate of Lawful Use is issued, meaning your development is lawful.
RECLE Refuse Certificate of Lawful Use Certificate of Lawful Use is not issued, meaning your development is not lawful.
GRCLP Grant Certificate of Proposed Use Certificate of Proposed Use is issued, meaning your development proposal is considered lawful.
RECLP Refuse Certificate of Proposed Use Certificate of Proposed Use is not issued, meaning your development proposal is not considered lawful.
NRQD Permission not required  Permission is not required for this type of development
SPTPCZ Split decision TPO (part permit / part refuse) Split decision on works to TPO trees. Some may be seen as acceptable, others not. This should be set out clearly in your decision notice
DSUB 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 Details not required to be submitted Details not required to be submitted for approval
DAPP Details approved Approval of details submitted as part of your application
DREF Detailed refused Refusal of details submitted as part of your application
MKHED 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
NMHED 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
SPCTRE Split decision (CTREE applications) Part permission and part refusal on works to trees within a Conservation Area. The split will be set out in your decision notice
MKO Make a TPO A Tree Preservation Order will be issued, any restrictions to works on these trees will be set out in the Order
NMKO 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 Objection Objection to consultation
NOBJ No objection  No objection to consultation

You may also see other abbreviations against planning applications and decisions, these are set out in our glossary.

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 hectar (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 us 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

Waste (use of land for disposal or 
refuse or waste materials or deposit of materials remaining after extraction)
Site area is no more than 15 hectares

£234 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)

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.

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