Planning application fees

There may be a fee associated with your planning application. These were revised as of April 2014 and details can be found below. There are a number of ways you can pay the fee.

Calculation of fees for site area and floorspace

  1. Wherever a fee is based on site area, the site area is defined as the area to which the application relates, (i.e. the land that is being developed including any which changes its use as part of the development). This will normally be shown edged red on the plan accompanying the application.
  2. Wherever a fee is based on floorspace, the floorspace is taken to be the gross amount (all storeys) to be created by the development shown in the application.

For fee purposes this measurement is an external measurement, and includes the thickness of the internal and external walls. Floorspace does not include other areas inside a building which are not readily usable by humans or animals, for example lift shafts, tanks, loft spaces

The current fee schedule can be download from the link at the bottom of the page.

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