A guide to the fees for planning applications

A detailed list of all planning application fees, exemptions and reductions.

If you are unsure which fee of the fees below you need to pay, please use the planning Portal's Fee Calculator:

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Current planning fees (national and local):

Important Notice:
Statutory planning application fees will have now increased with effect from 6 December 2023. Major applications have risen by 35 per cent and all other applications by 25 per cent. The new fees have been added to this page.

Statutory Fees

All outline applications

All Outline ApplicationsCriteriaFee
£578 per 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) for sites up to 0.5 hectaresNot more than 2.5 hectares£578 per 0.1 hectare
£624 per 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) for sites between 0.5 and 2.5 hectaresNot more than 2.5 hectares£624 per 0.1 hectare
£15,433 + £186 for each additional 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 2.5 hectares to a maximum of £202,500More than 2.5 hectares£15,433 + £186 per 0.1 hectare

Permission in Principle applications

Permission in Principle applicationsCriteriaFee
£503 per 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) of the site area£503 per 0.1 hectare

Householder applications

Householder Applications CriteriaFee
Alterations/extensions to a single dwelling, including works within boundarySingle dwelling£258

Householder Prior approval for a single storey rear extension

Householder - Prior approval for a single storey rear extension CriteriaFee

Prior approval for a single storey rear extension to a single dwelling

Single dwelling

£120

Full Applications (and First Submissions of Reserved Matters)

Erection of Dwellings CriteriaFee
Alterations/extensions to two or more dwellings, including works within boundariesTwo or more dwellings (or two or more flats)£509
New dwellings (not more than 9)

New dwellings (not more than 9)

£578 per dwelling
New dwellings (between 10 and 50 inclusive)

New dwellings (between 10 and 50 inclusive)

£624 per dwelling
New dwellings (for more than 50) £30,860 + £186 per additional dwelling in excess of 50 up to a maximum fee of £405,000New dwellings (more than 50)£30,860 + £186 per additional dwelling
Erection of Buildings (not dwellings, agricultural, glasshouses, plant nor machinery)CriteriaFee
Gross floor space to be created by the developmentNo increase in gross floor space or no more than 40 sq m£293
Gross floor space to be created by the developmentMore than 40 sq m but no more than 1,000 sq m£578 per 75 sq m (or part thereof)
Gross floor space to be created by the developmentBetween 1,000 sq m and 3,750 sq m£624 per 75 sq m (or part thereof)
Gross floor space to be created by the developmentMore than 3,750 sq m£30,680 + £186 for each additional 75 sq m (or part thereof) in excess of 3750 sq m to a maximum of £405,000
Erection of Buildings (on land used for agriculture for agricultural purposes) CriteriaFee
Gross floor space to be created by the developmentNot more than 465 sq m£120
Gross floor space to be created by the developmentMore than 465 sq m but not more than 540 sq m£578
Gross floor space to be created by the developmentMore than 540sq m but not more than 1,000 sq m£578 for first 540 sq m + £578 for each 75 sq m (or part thereof) in excess of 540 sq m
Gross floor space to be created by the developmentMore than 1,000 sq m but not more than 4,215 sq m£624 for first 1,000 sq m + £624 for each 75 sq m (or part thereof) in excess of 1,000 sq m
Gross floor space to be created by the developmentMore than 4,215 sq m£30,860 + £186 for each 75 sq m (or part thereof) in excess of 4,215 sq m up to a maximum of £405,000
Erection of glasshouses (on land used for the purposes of agriculture)CriteriaFee
Gross floor space to be created by the developmentNot more than 465 sq m£120
Gross floor space to be created by the developmentMore than 465 sq m but not more than 1,000 sq m£3,225
Gross floor space to be created by the developmentMore than 1,000 sq m£3,483
Erection/alterations/replacement of plant and machineryCriteria Fee
Site areaNot more than 1 hectares£578 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
Site areaMore than 1 hectare but not more than 5 hectares£624 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
Site areaMore than 5 hectares£30,860 + additional £186 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 5 hectares to a maximum of £405,000

Applications other than Building Works

Car parks, service roads or other accesses CriteriaFee
Car parks, service roads or other accessesor existing uses£293
Waste (use of land for disposal of refuse or waste materials or deposit of material remaining after extraction or storage of minerals) Criteria Fee
Site areaNot more than 15 hectares£316 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
Site areaMore than 15 hectares£47,161 + £186 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 15 hectares up to a maximum of £105,300
Operations connected with exploratory drilling for oil or natural gasCriteriaFee
Site areaNot more than 7.5 hectares£686 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
Site areaMore than 7.5 hectares£51,395 + additional £204 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 7.5 hectares up to a maximum of £405,000
Operations (other than exploratory drilling) for the winning and working of oil or natural gasCriteriaFee
Site areaNot more than 15 hectares£347 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
Site areaMore than 15 hectares£52,002 + additional £204 for each 0.1 in excess of 15 hectare up to a maximum of £105,300
Other operations (winning and working of minerals) excluding oil and natural gasCriteriaFee
Site areaNot more than 15 hectares£316 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
Site areaMore than 15 hectares£47,161 + additional £186 for each 0.1 (or part thereof) in excess of 15 hectare up to a maximum of £105,300
Other operations (not coming within any of the above categories)CriteriaFee
Site areaAny site area£293 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) up to a maximum of £2,535

Lawful Development Certificate

Lawful Development Certificates Fee
LDC – Existing Use - without planning permissionSame as full
LDC – Existing Use LDC - lawful not to comply with a particular condition£293
LDC – Proposed UseHalf the normal planning fee

Prior Approvals

Prior ApprovalsFee
Larger Home Extensions£120
Additional storeys on a home£120
Agricultural and Forestry buildings & operations or demolition of buildings£120
Demolition of buildings£120
Communications£578
Proposed Change of Use from Commercial/Business/Service (Use Class E), or Betting Office or Pay Day Loan Shop to Mixed Use including up to two flats (Use Class C3)£120
Proposed Change of Use to State Funded School or Registered Nursery£120
Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a State-Funded School or Registered Nursery£120
Proposed Change of Use of a building and any land within its curtilage from an Agricultural Building to a flexible commercial use within Commercial/Business/Service (Use Class E), Storage or Distribution (Use Class B8), or Hotels (Use Class C1)£120
Proposed Change of Use of a building and any land within its curtilage from Commercial/Business /Service (Use Class E) to Dwellinghouses (Use Class C3)£125 for each dwelling
Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3), where there are no Associated Building Operations£120
Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3), and Associated Building Operations£258
Proposed Change of Use of a building from Betting Office, Pay Day Loan, Shop, Launderette; a mixed use combining one of these uses and use as dwellinghouse(s); or Hot Food Takeaway to Dwellinghouses (Use Class C3), where there are no Associated Building Operations£120
Proposed Change of Use of a building from Betting Office, Pay Day Loan, Shop, Launderette; a mixed use combining one of these uses and use as dwellinghouse(s); or Hot Food Takeaway to Dwellinghouses (Use Class C3), and Associated Building Operations£258
Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Amusement Arcades/Centres and Casinos, (Sui Generis Uses) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouses (Use Class C3), where there are no Associated Building Operations£120
Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Amusement Arcades/Centres and Casinos, (Sui Generis Uses) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouses (Use Class C3), and Associated Building Operations£258
Temporary Use of Buildings or Land for the Purpose of Commercial Film-Making and the Associated Temporary Structures, Works, Plant or Machinery required in connection with that use£120
Provision of Temporary School Buildings on Vacant Commercial Land and the use of that land as a State Funded School for up to 3 Academic Years£120
Development consisting of the erection or construction of a Collection Facility within the curtilage of a Shop£120
Installation, Alteration or Replacement of other Solar Photovoltaics (PV) equipment on the roofs of Non-Domestic Buildings, up to a capacity of 1 megawatt£120
Erection, extension or alteration of a University building£120
Moveable structure within the curtilage of a historic visitor attraction, or listed pub/restaurant etc£120
Erection, extension or alteration on a closed defence site by, or on behalf of, the Crown of single living accommodation and/or non-residential buildings£120

Reserved Matters

Reserved MattersFee
Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approvalFull fee due or if full fee already paid then £578 due

Approval/Variation/Discharge of Condition

Approval/Variation/Discharge of ConditionFee
Application for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission£293
Request for confirmation that one or more planning conditions have been complied with£43 per request for Householder otherwise £145 per request

Change of Use

Change of Use of a building to use as one or more separate dwellinghouses, or other casesCriteriaFee
Number of dwellingsUp to 9 dwellings£578 for each dwelling
Number of dwellingsBetween 10 and 50 dwellings£624 for each dwelling
Number of dwellingsMore than 50 dwellings£30,860 + £186 for each dwelling in excess of 50 up to a maximum of £405,000
Other Changes of Use of a building or land£578

Advertising

AdvertisingFee
Relating to the business on the premises£165
Advance signs which are not situated or visible from the site, directing the public to a business£165
Other advertisements£578

Application for a Non-material Amendment following a Grant of Planning Permission

Non-material amendmentsFee
Applications in respect of householder developments£43
Applications in respect of other developments£293

Non-Statutory Fees

Do I need planning permission enquiries

Planning permission enquiries Fee
General requests for advice on whether planning permission will be needed for a proposal £60 incl. VAT

Pre-application advice enquiries for major developments

Major developments (NB these fees also apply to setting up Planning Performance Agreements)

Major New Residential Development Fee
10-49 dwellings £1200 incl. VAT
50-199 dwellings £2400 incl. VAT
Commercial and non residential development Fee
1000m2 - 3000m2 £2400 incl. VAT
Single use or mixed use developments involving sites of 1-5ha £2400 incl. VAT
Renewable energy developments (excluding wind) £2400 incl. VAT

Very Large Scale Development

Proposed Development Type Fee
Single use or mixed use developments involving sites of over 5ha Initial charge of £3600 incl. VAT
Development of over 200 dwellings Initial charge of £3600 incl. VAT
Development of over 3000m2 of commercial floor space Initial charge of £3600 incl. VAT
Planning briefs / masterplans Initial charge of £3600 incl. VAT

Wind Energy (turbine height above 55m to blade tip)

Proposed Development Type Fee
Single turbine £600 incl. VAT
Small windfarms (2 or 3 turbines) £2400 incl. VAT
Medium to large windfarms (4 turbines and above) Initial charge of £3600 incl. VAT

Developers or organisations engaging in pre-application discussions with the Local Planning Authority on a regular basis can opt to pay an annually negotiated retainer fee for advice rather than individual fees. Please contact the Strategic Development Management Team Leader to discuss your requirements.

All fees include a meeting with a Development Management Officer, after which written advice will be provided. Other council officers will be involved in the meeting if this is considered to be appropriate.

Additional meetings, consideration of further information or amended plans, and further written advice will be charged at a rate of £250 per request.

Where detailed complex specialist input is required, a specified additional charge may be levied. This will be agreed in advance of the work being undertaken.

Planning Performance Agreement Charges

The initial fee for setting up the Planning Performance Agreement and Project Timeframes and the first 1 hour meeting is at the current standard fee for pre-application advice enquiries. This fee varies according to the type and size of development therefore please see fees set out in the 'Pre-application advice enquiries for major developments' and 'Pre-application advice enquires for minor developments'. East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s costs incurred in the staffing and resourcing of necessary additional meetings, research and correspondence and other work carried out by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Project Team during the life of the project over and above the standard fee will be charged at a flat rate of £100 per hour including VAT.

Any abnormal costs associated with dealing with the project, which may include matters such as processing of very high volumes of representations, public meetings and security costs (and any other matters agreed between the Local Planning Authority and applicant) will be subject to an additional charge to be agreed on a case by case basis, as well as any costs which may be incurred with the appointment of external consultants or reasonable legal costs.

Pre-application advice enquiries for minor developments

Minor and Other Development (NB these fees also apply to setting up Planning Performance Agreements)

Proposed Development Type Fee
  • Extensions to an existing residential property
  • Alterations/extension to an existing non residential building where the proposed gross floor area does not exceed 74m 2 (gross external) floor area
  • Advertisements
  • Variation of any condition or conditions attached to a planning permission.
£60 incl. VAT
  • Residential development (including changes of use or sub division with a net increase of residential units) creating 1 to 4 dwellings (or a site that does not exceed 0.14ha if the number of dwellings is not known)
  • Alterations/extensions to an existing non residential building of 75m2 to 499m 2 (gross internal) floor area
  • Non residential development (including changes of use or sub division of buildings) that does not exceed 499m 2 (gross external) floor space (or a site area of up to 0.49ha if the building size is not known)
  • Change of use of land (including proposals for caravan sites) where no buildings are proposed.
£180 incl. VAT
  • Residential development (including changes of use or sub division) of 5 to 9 dwellings (or site of over 0.14ha up to and including 0.29ha if the number of dwellings is not known)
  • Non residential development of 500m2 to 999m 2 (gross external) floor space (or site of 0.5ha to 0.99ha if the building size is not known).
£360 incl. VAT

Specialist Advice - Trees, Landscape and Visual Impact, Ecology, Conservation and Listed Building Matters

Proposed Development Type Fee
Specialist advice on Trees, Landscape and Visual Impact, Ecology, Conservation and Listed Building Matters £100 per hour incl. VAT

Note: Where complex advice is required, a specified additional charge will be levied which will be agreed in advance of work being undertaken.

Specialist Advice - Highway Development Management

Proposed Development Type Fee
Specialist advice on Highway Development Management. Small, Major or Large development, as well as Transport Assessments and Travel Plans.

Please note a minimum of 3 hours will be expected for any request. If your request for advice is expected to take longer than 3 hours you will be contacted following your application submission.
£100 per hour incl. VAT

Concessions

Exemptions from Payment

  • For alterations, extensions, etc. to a dwelling house for the benefit of a registered disabled person

  • An application solely for the carrying out of the operations for the purpose of providing a means of access for disabled persons to or within a building or premises to which members of the public are admitted

  • Listed Building Consent

  • Planning permission for relevant demolition in a Conservation Area

  • Works to Trees covered by a Tree Preservation Order or in a Conservation Area Hedgerow Removal

  • If the proposal is the first revision of an application for development of the same character or description on the same site by the same applicant within 12 months of making the earlier application if withdrawn or the date of decision if granted or refused (including signs only if withdrawn or refused) and NOT a duplicate application made by the same applicant within 28 days

  • If the application is for a lawful development certificate, for existing use, where an application for planning permission for the same development would be exempt from the need to pay a planning fee under any other planning fee regulation

  • If the application is for consent to display an advertisement following either a withdrawal of an earlier application (before notice of decision was issued) or where the application is made following refusal of consent for display of an advertisement, and where the application is made by or on behalf of the same person

  • If the application is for consent to display an advertisement which results from a direction under Regulation 7 of the 2007 Regulations, dis-applying deemed consent under Regulation 6 to the advertisement in question

  • If the application is for alternate proposals for the same site by the same applicant, in order to benefit from the permitted development right in Schedule 2 Part 3 Class E of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995

  • If the application relates to a condition or conditions on an application for Listed Building Consent or planning permission for relevant demolition in a Conservation Area

  • If the application is for a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a listed building

  • Notification for Prior Approval for a Development Consisting of the Erection or Construction of a Collection Facility within the Curtilage of a Shop

  • Notification for Prior Approval for the Temporary Use of Buildings or Land for the Purpose of Commercial Film-Making and the Associated Temporary Structures, Works, Plant or Machinery required in Connection with that Use

  • Notification for Prior Approval for the Installation, Alteration or Replacement of other Solar Photovoltaics (PV) equipment on the Roofs of Non-domestic Buildings, up to a Capacity of 1 Megawatt

Reductions to Payments

  • If the application is being made on behalf of a non-profit making sports club for works for playing fields not involving buildings then the fee is £462

  • If the application is being made on behalf of a parish or community council then the fee is 50%

  • If the application is an alternative proposal being submitted on the same site by the same applicant on the same day, where this application is of lesser cost then the fee is 50%

  • In respect of reserved matters you must pay a sum equal to or greater than what would be payable at current rates for approval of all the reserved matters. If this amount has already been paid then the fee is £462

  • If the application is for a Lawful Development Certificate for a Proposed use or development, then the fee is 50%

  • If two or more applications are submitted for different proposals on the same day and relating to the same site then you must pay the fee for the highest fee plus half sum of the others

  • Where an application relates to development which is within more than one fee category, the correct fee is simply the highest of the fees payable (if not including residential)

  • Where an application consists of the erection of dwellings and the erection of other types of buildings (categories 1-4) the fees are added together and maximum can be exceeded

  • Where an application crosses one or more local or district planning authorities then the fee is 150% and goes to the authority that contains the larger part of the application site or a sum of the fees if it is less than 150%.

Please note: These fees should be paid at the time the application is submitted.

Last updated: 2 October 2019

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