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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

2018/19 Charge 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

£10,030.00

£12,036.00

Category B (Complex – 100-149 residential units or 4000m2+ of commercial floor space)

Initial  meeting

Yes

£7,799.00

£9,358.80

Category C (Complex – 25+ residential units or 2000m2+ of commercial floor space)

Initial  meeting

Yes

£5,572.00

£6,686.40

Category D (Major – 10-24 residential units or 1000-1999m2 of commercial floor space)

Initial  meeting

Yes

£3,000.00

£3,600.00

Category E (Minor – 2-9 residential units or 100-999m2 of commercial floor space or HMOs)

Initial  meeting

Yes

£1,710.00

£2,052.00

Category F (Minor – 2-4 residential units or 100-999m2 of commercial floor space or HMOs)

Written Advice only, no  meeting

Yes

£915.00

£1,098.00

Category G (Creation of one residential unit: creation of one additional house or flat; replacement of an existing residential unit; conversion of 1 property into 2 residential units).

(Please note, this category does not apply to listed buildings or buildings in a Conservation Area; refer to categories H or I)

Written Advice only, no  meeting

Yes

£303.00

£363.60

Category H (Creation of one residential unit in a Conservation Area/ Listed Building or with associated complex heritage issues with meeting including Heritage Officer)

Initial  meeting

Yes

£920.00

£1,104.00

Category I (Creation of one residential unit in a Conservation Area/ Listed Building or with associated complex heritage issues)

Written Advice only, no  meeting

Yes

£650.00

£780.00

Category J (Small scale development: Small extensions / alterations (including advertisements) to commercial or similar premises below threshold of Category F; Small changes of use to such premises below threshold of Category F; other small scale developments below threshold of Category F; HMO below 100m2)

Written Advice only, no  meeting

Yes

£220.00

£264.00

Category K (Householder development: extensions or alterations to a single residential unit)

Written Advice only, no  meeting

Yes

£120.00

£144.00

Category L (Householder development: extensions or alterations to a single residential unit with heritage issues)

Written Advice only, no  meeting

Yes

£180.00

£216.00

Rates for Officers giving Specialist Advice & Charges for Subsequent Meetings

Case Officer up to Principal Planner incl. Deputy Manager

Per Hour

Yes

£238.00

£285.60

Team Leader/Manager/ Deputy Head of Service

Per Hour

Yes

£297.00

£356.40

Service Heads and Directors

Per Hour

Yes

£357.00

£428.40

Specialist Advice (Conservation & Design, Trees & Landscaping, Housing, etc…)

Per Hour

Yes

£297.00

£356.40

 

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