The fee

In most cases a fee is payable with your application. These are set by Government and you can calculate your fee using the Planning Portal. If in doubt, please ask us before you submit your application.

Planning applications fee increase

The Government approved new regulations on 20 December 2017 to increase planning application fees by 20%.  This is the first increase in planning fees for five years and is a statutory increase across England.

The additional money will be ring fenced for reinvestment into the council’s planning service.

The new fees will come into force on 17 January 2018.

The increase means that the standard rate of £385 (application fee for each new dwelling) will go up to £462 and a householder planning application will increase from £172 to £206.

The new regulations also allow local authorities to charge a planning application fee where permitted development rights have been withdrawn. Such applications are currently free but will now attract the appropriate fee for the application.

For a complete list of all applicable planning fees please see the new amendment regulations Statutory Instrument 2017 No. 1314. A brief extract of the fees will be available shortly and the Planning Portal fee calculator will be updated for applications submitted on 17 January 2018.

If you are submitting a planning application shortly please remember it is the date that the application is valid which will determine which fee schedule will apply, not the date that it was received.

Page owner: Vanessa de Chazal. Last updated: 04/01/2018 10:21