Planning application fees from December 6, 2023

If you are new to the planning process you should first find out do I need planning permission?

We have created a helpful guide of what to include in your planning application. This will help you to make sure you have all the right information before making an application and could save you money later on.

Our Commitment to Customers

How do we determine your application?

The way your application is processed is set out in our Development Management Customer Charter below. It is important that you familiarise yourself with this document.

This is a handy guide that sets out how your application is processed from when we receive it, through to determination as well as the options you have once a decision has been made.

Submitting an application

 You can apply for planning permission yourself or you can use an agent or other person to submit your application for you.

Submit a planning application online

via the Planning Portal, which guides you through your online application, offering help and guidance at every stage.

You can purchase any maps and site location plans needed to support your application from the Planning Portal website, and also upload supporting documents and pay fees online when applying.

Submit a planning application via post or email

Submit a planning application through an agent

Planning application fees

A fee is required for most planning applications. When you submit an application, we will double-check that you have paid the right fee and confirm. A planning application cannot proceed until the appropriate fee and all the necessary supporting information has been received.

Online fee calculator

A guide to planning application fees

Other Planning Fees

As well as fees for planning applications we also have:

Requests for copy documents

  • Copies of Tree Preservation orders (£17)
  • Copies of Section 106 agreements (£17)
  • Copies of Planning Application Decision Notices (£5)

Most documents are available to print off yourself from Planning Explorer by searching under address or application number, if known. If the item can’t be easily found on website, or you want to pay us to print off a copy, please call us on 01509 634570 or email with details of the documents required.

Pre-application planning advice fees

We offer a pre-application advice service so that you can discuss your proposal with a planning officer before submitting a planning application. The fee depends on the size and complexity of the proposal, as set out in our pre-application advice guidance note and fees table.

Once you know if and what you have to pay, there are four payment methods you can use. They are:

Paying online (if applying via the Planning Portal)

Pay for a planning application online

Paying online (NOT via the Planning Portal)

Pay for a planning application online (NOT via the Planning Portal)

Pay by phone

Please call 01509 634570 during office hours; please quote your planning application number and the application site address.

Pay by BACS

You can pay for your planning application by BACS to Sort code: 40-30-24, Account number: 61820559.

Please quote your planning application or Planning Portal reference number. You should also email a remittance advice to including your name, telephone number / contact details and planning application details (including site address), as we may experience difficulty in applying your payment to your application without this.

Checking the progress of a planning application

All documents and plans submitted with an application are normally entered onto our database within three working days of an application being registered. This information is then immediately available through Planning Explorer. Alternatively you can call the Planning Officer for an update.

If  you have any queries about making your application, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Making changes to your planning application

You can make changes to an application once it has been submitted, but major changes could lead to long delays. If you do want to make major changes, you should consider withdrawing your application and starting a new one.

If you wish to make changes of any sort to your application (however minor) you should contact your Case Officer who will be able to advise you on the best course of action.

Last updated: Wed 6th December, 2023 @ 08:51