(For applications made or deemed to be made on or after 22 November 2012) 

Disclaimer: Planning fees are set nationally by the Government and these notes are issued for guidance only. In any case of doubt or where a definition is required, reference should be made to Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012.

Mixed Development

 

Where an application relates to a development which falls within more than one of the fee classifications, the fee payable is the highest of those classifications (if not including residential).

However, in the case of an application including the erection of dwellinghouses (including self-contained flats) and the erection of other types of buildings, the fees are added together and maximum can be exceeded.

Measurement: Floor space is taken to be the gross amount (all storeys) to be created by the development shown in the application. This is an external measurement, including the thickness of external and internal walls.

Floor space does not include other areas inside a building which are not readily usable such as lift-shafts, tanks & loft spaces, open balconies, open covered ways or minor canopies, open vehicle parking areas, terraces and the like : domestic outside toilets, coalhouses and areas with a headroom of less than 1.5 metres.

Party walls are to be measured to their centre line.

Quick conversions: 0.1 hectare =0.24 acre, 1 hectare =10000 sq.m/2.4711 acres, 1ft =0.3048m, 1sq.ft =0.0929sq.m

Payment can be made either online through the secure Planning Portal website as you submit your application electronically, using a card over the telephone by calling 01225 394041 option 5 (Please have your Planning Portal Reference number ready when choosing this option) or by cheque (made payable to Bath & N E Somerset Council). When submitting cheques, please ensure you write the Planning Portal Reference number and the site address on the back of the cheque and on any covering letter. Without payment of the appropriate fee, an application is not valid. 

Type of Application

Fee

Householder Applications:

Enlargement, alterations or improvement to an existing dwellinghouse

£172

where the application relates to two or more dwellings

£339

Outline Applications (most types):

Where the site area does not exceed 2.5 hectares,

£385 per 0.1ha (or part thereof);

where the site area exceeds 2.5 hectares

£9,527 plus an additional £115 per 0.1 hectare, subject to a maximum of £125,000

Full Applications and applications for Reserved Matters:

Erection of dwellings (50 or fewer dwellings)

£385 per dwelling

Erection of 51+ dwellings

£19,049 + £115 per dwelling

(subject to maximum of £250,000)

Erections of buildings (other than dwellings, agricultural buildings, glasshouses, or plant and machinery):

Where no floorspace is created

£195

Where the area of gross floor space to be created does not exceed 40sq.m

£195

Where the area of gross floor space to be created exceeds 40sq.m, but not exceed 75sq.m

£385

Where the area of gross floor space to be created exceeds 75sq.m, but not exceed 3750sq.m

£385 for each 75 sq m of that area (or part thereof)

Where the area of gross floor space to be created exceeds 3750sq.m

£19,049 + an additional £115 for each 75 sq m in excess of 3,750 sq m, subject to a maximum in total of £250,000

Approval of Reserved Matters where Flat Rate does not apply

A fee based upon the amount of floor space / number of dwelling houses involved

Approval of Reserved Matters where Flat Rate does apply - (Only when maximum fee has already been paid)

(Only when maximum fee has already been paid)

£385

Erection, alterations or replacement of plant and machinery - where the site area does not exceed 5 hectares

£385 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area

Erection, alterations or replacement of plant and machinery - where the site area exceeds 5 hectares

£19,049 plus an additional £115 for each 0.1 hectare subject to a maximum of £250,000

Erection of Agricultural buildings, other than glasshouses and polytunnels:

Where floorspace to be created does not exceed 465sq.m

£80

where floorspace to be created exceeds 465sq.m, but not more than 540sq.m

£385

where floorspace to be created exceeds 540sq.m but not exceeds 4215sq.m

£385 for the first 540sq.m and £385 for each additional 75sq.m in excess of 540 sq m

where floorspace to be created exceeds 4215sq.m

£19,049 + £115 for each additional 75sq.m in excess of 4215 sq m, subject to a maximum in total of £250,000

Erection of Glasshouses & Polytunnels on land used for agricultural purposes (including outline applications):

Floorspace to be created does not exceed 465sq.m

£80

where floorspace created exceeds 465sq.m

£2,150

Change of Use of building to one or more separate dwellings:

Where the change of use is from a previous use as a single dwelling house to use as two or more single dwelling houses - 50 or fewer dwellings

£385 for each additional dwelling house

Where the change of use is from a previous use as a single dwelling house to use as two or more single dwelling houses - more than 50 dwellings

£19,049 and an additional £115 for each dwelling house in excess of 50 dwelling houses, subject to a maximum in total of £250,000

In all other cases - where the change of use is to use as 50 or fewer dwelling houses

£385 for each additional dwelling house

In all other cases - where the change of use is to use as more than 50 dwelling houses

£19,049 and an additional £115 for each dwelling house in excess of 50 dwelling houses, subject to a maximum in total of £250,000

Other Changes of Use

£385

The use of land for the disposal of refuse or waste materials or for the deposit of material remaining after minerals have been extracted from land:

Where the site does not exceed 15 ha

£195 for each 0.1 ha of site area

Where the site exceeds 15 ha

£29,112 plus an additional £115 for each 0.1ha subject to a maximum in total of £65,000

Winning, Working, Storage of Minerals etc (inc use of land for storage of minerals in the open):

Where the site area does not exceed 15 hectares,

£195 for each 0.1 ha of site area

Where the site area exceeds 15 hectares,

£29,112 plus an additional £115 for each 0.1ha subject to a maximum in total of £65,000

The carrying out of operations connected with exploratory drilling for oil or natural gas:

Where the site area does not exceed 7.5 ha

£423 for each 0.1 ha of the site area

Where the site area exceeds 7.5 ha

£31,725 and an additional £126 for each 0.1 ha in excess of 7.5 ha, subject to a maximum in total of £250,000

Car parks etc:

 

The construction of car parks, service roads and other means of access on land used for the purpose of a single undertaking, where the development is required for a purpose incidental to the existing use of the land

£195

Telecoms:

 

Telecommunication Prior Approval

£385

Miscellaneous:

 

 

Variation or removal of condition

£195

Applications for Determination of whether prior approval is required (without associated building operations)

£80

Applications for Determination of whether prior approval is required (with associated building operations) £172 

Retention of buildings / Renewal of temporary permissions

£195

The carrying out of any operations not coming within any of the above categories:

Cases not listed elsewhere

£195 for each 0.1 ha (or part thereof) of site area, subject to a maximum of £1,690

Advertisement Applications:

Adverts relating to the business displayed on the premises

£110

Signs directing the public to the business premises which are not visible from the site -

£110

All other Advertisements (e.g. Cross-street banners away from site, hoardings)

£385

Certificate of Lawful Use or Development:

Application for an Existing Use of land or operational development -

Same fee as if making a planning application;

application for an Existing activity in breach of  Planning Condition(s)

£195

Application for a Proposed Use or operation

Half the fee payable as if making a planning application

 

Application for a New Planning Permission to replace an Extant Planning Permission

                                                       

On or after 22nd November 2012

Applications in respect of major developments

 £575

Applications in respect of householder developments

 £57

Applications in respect of other developments

 £195

 

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

 

On or after 22nd November 2012

Applications in respect of householder developments

£28

Applications in respect of other developments

£195

 

Fee for confirmation of compliance with condition attached to planning permission

Where a request is made to a Local Planning Authority for written confirmation of compliance with a condition or conditions attached to a grant of planning permission a fee shall be paid to that authority as follows:

(a) where the request relates to a permission for development which falls within category 6 or 7(a) of Part 2 to Schedule 1of The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) Regulations (e.g. householder extensions and alterations), £28 for each request;

(b) where the request relates to a permission for development which falls within any other category of that Schedule, £97 for each request.

All fees are paid in advance - we will NOT invoice for a request due to the low fee.

Any fee paid under this regulation shall be refunded if the local planning authority fails to give the written confirmation requested within a period of twelve weeks from the date on which the authority received the request.

Fee for Certificate of Appropriate Alternative Development

£195

Fee for Deemed Applications

The fee is double that which would be payable for a corresponding planning application. The full fee will be payable to the Local Planning Authority.

Fee for Urgent Crown Development

Information on this fee can be found here.

Fee Exemptions / Concessionary Fees 

Free Resubmissions - 

The application must be made within 12 months from the date of the Approval or Refusal and must be of the same character or description on the same site by the same applicant. In the case of Withdrawn applications, 12 months from the date that application was received.

Applications for the extension or alteration to a dwellinghouse to improve access, safety, health or comfort for the benefit of a disabled person who is resident therein. Please provide evidence such as a photo copy of social services card including number and reference to 1948 act, or equivalent.

Applications relating solely to works to provide a means of access for persons with disabilities to or within a public building. Please provide evidence such as a photo copy of social services card including number and reference to 1948 act, or equivalent.

(In the Regulations, "disabled person" means:

·                 a) a person who is within any of the descriptions of persons to whom section 29 of the National Assistance Act 1948 (a) applies; or

·                 b) a child who is disabled for the purposes of Part III of the Children Act 1989.) (b)

Applications required by an Article 4 Direction or Removal of Permitted Development Rights.

Reduced Fees -

Applications made by Parish Councils - Half the normal fee.

Applications for Listed Building Consent & applications relating to relevant demolition of unlisted etc buildings in Conservation Areas - Fees not payable.

Footnote: VAT is not payable on fees for planning applications.

Last updated: 3 August 2015

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