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Cost of pre-application advice for householders


Cost of pre-application advice for householders

 Proposed Scale of Development

General written advice  

Detailed written advice

Further written advice  

Meeting (in addition to cost of advice)






1 hr Meeting

Small Listed Building where planning permission is not required







 1 hr

(inclusive of  Heritage Officer advice)

Update 1st April 2022 - our fees have increased by 3% in line with inflation.

Any request for service outside of the above parameters will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Where advice is required to resolve a breach of planning control, we may charge an individual site specific fee to ensure we cover the costs of providing advice.

The cost of the time we take to provide advice is not covered by the statutory fee for making a planning application. The charge covers our costs for providing the advice and so it is not met by council tax payers generally.

The scale of fees is based on the size of the proposal and the level of detail that is sought.  We currently offer a reduced fee for parish and town councils, registered charities and development to assist those with disabilities.

If your proposal includes more than one category of development, the fee payable is the highest of those that apply, but they are not added together.

The fee includes VAT at 20 per cent and will not be refunded if you decide advice is no longer required even if we have not yet provided it.

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We strongly recommend you get advice from us before making a planning application. It will help you to avoid costly mistakes, save time and identify potential problems early on.

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