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Request for pre-application planning advice

This form can be used for formalised written pre-application planning advice which is available on all development proposals and certain planning and development briefs.

The categories of pre-application planning advice available are outlined below (all prices include VAT).  Please refer to the guidance notes (PDF) for further information.

Description of Charge UNIT Subject to VAT 2017/18charge excluding VAT Charge including VAT
Other Planning Costs
Planning Advice Charges (Pre-Application Advice)
Category A + (Complex - 150+ residential units or 4000m2+ of commercial floor space) Initial meeting Yes

£9,831

£11,797.20

Category A (Complex - 100+ residential units or 4000m2+ of commercial floor space) Initial meeting Yes

£ 7,646

£9.175.42

Category B (Complex - 25+ residential units or 2000m2+ of commercial floor space) Initial meeting Yes

£ 5,462

£6,554.20

Category C (Major - 10-24 residential units or 1000m2-2000m2 commercial floor space) Initial meeting Yes

£ 2,730

£3,726

Category D + (Minor - 2-9 residential units, 100m2-999m2 commercial floor space or creation of one residential unit where there are complex heritage issues) Initial meeting Yes

£ 1,638

£1,965.60 

Category D (Minor - 2-4 residential units, 100m2-999m2 commercial floor space or creation of one residential unit where there are complex heritage issues) Written Advice only, no meeting Yes

£873

£1,047.60

Category E (Creation of one residential unit: creation of one additional residential house or flat; The replacement of an existing residential unit; The conversion of 1 property into 2 residential units (Please note, where there are complex heritage listed building or conservation issues, a replacement or additional dwelling may still fall within category D) Written Advice only, no meeting Yes

£290

£348

Category F (Small scale development: Small extensions/ alterations (including advertisements)  to commercial or similar premises below the threshold of category D; Small changes of use to such premises below the threshold of category D; Other small scale developments below the threshold of category D Written Advice only, no meeting Yes

£227

£267.40

Category G (Householder development: Extensions or alterations to a single residential unit) Written advice only, no meeting Yes

£124

£148.80

Rates For Officers Giving Specialist Advice & Charges for Subsequent Meetings
Case Officer up to Principal Planner Per hour No

£228

 
Team Leader/Manager Per hour No

£285

 
Service Heads and Directors Per hour No

£342

 
Specialist Advice (Conservation & Design, Highways) Per hour No

£285

 

 

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