Pre-application planning advice and charges

How much it costs

These are our charges for advice on each type of planning application.

All prices include VAT.

Type of planning application

Charge and type of standard advice given

Works to a listed building, not requiring planning permission

FREE verbal or written advice

If the work requires planning permission, we will charge based on the type of planning application

House extensions or alterations

£97 for written advice only
​Minor changes of use/construction of 1 dwelling
  • For 1 residential dwelling.
  • Up to 50 square metres of floor space.

​​£301 for written advice and a meeting

£150 for a follow-up meeting   

Minor development

  • Development of between 2 and 4 residential units.
  • Between 50 and 99 square metres of floor space.
  • Up to 49 square metres of net retail floor space.
  • Telecommunications developments.
  • Site area up to 0.49 hectares.

£561 for written advice and a meeting

£281 for a follow-up meeting

Minor development
  • Development of between 5 and 9 residential units.
  • Between 100 and 999 square metres of floor space.
  • Between 50 and 99 square metres of retail net floor space.
  • Section 73 relevant to this category 
  • Public realm and engineering work
  • Site area between 0.5 and 0.99 hectares 
  • Single wind turbine

£1,020 for written advice and a meeting

£510 for a follow-up meeting

Major development

  • Development of between 10 and 19 residential units
  • Between 1,000 and 2,499 square metres of floor space
  • Between 100 and 499 square metres of net retail floor space

£1,938 for written advice and a meeting

£969 for a follow-up meeting

Major development

  • Development of between 20 and 49 residential units
  • Between 2,500 and 4,999 square metres of floor space
  • Between 500 and 999 square metres of net retail floor space
  • Site area between 1 and 1.49 hectares

​£2,448 for written advice and a meeting

£1,224 for a follow-up meeting

Major development

  • Development of between 50 and 99 residential units
  • Between 5,000 and 9,999 square metres of floor space
  • Between 1,000 and 1,999 square metres of net retail floor space
  • Site area between 1.5 and 1.99 hectares

​£3,060 for written advice and a meeting

£1,530 for a follow-up meeting

​Large scale major development

  • Development of over 100 residential units
  • Over 10,000 square metres of floor space
  • Over 2,000 square metres of net retail floor space
  • Site area over 2 hectares
  • Major infrastructure projects for roads and utilities
  • Energy projects

​£3,978 for written advice and a meeting

£1,989 for a follow-up meeting

Planning Performance Agreement

​A charge will be decided on an individual basis - please contact us for a quote.

A quote will be for written advice and a series of meetings.

​​Other charges

  • Enquiry to vary, modify, confirm compliance with or discharge legal agreement for a single plot residential development - £318 for written advice and a meeting, if appropriate
  • Enquiry to vary, modify, confirm compliance with or discharge legal agreement for commercial development or a residential development of more than one plot - £530 for written advice and a meeting, if appropriate
  • Section 106 monitoring fee (financial obligations) - 2 per cent
  • Section 106 monitoring fee (non-financial obligations) - £1,000 for each obligation