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Charges and fees for planning related services

From 1 April 2019, the charges for publications and tasks are as follows:

Fees for planning applications (set nationally) (external link to guidance)

Pre-application advice

  • Initial Pre-application Advice £230.69 including VAT
  • Detailed Pre-application Advice (Option A) £396.42 including VAT
  • Detailed Pre-application Advice (Option B) £786.08 including VAT
  • Further Detailed Pre-application Advice:
    • Admin £29.87 + VAT
    • Planning Officer £54.12 per hour + VAT
    • Specialists (per specialist) £54.12 per hour + VAT

Minerals and Waste Site Monitoring Fees (set nationally)

  • Active Sites £397.00
  • Inactive Sites £132.00
  • For more details refer to our Regulation Team

Bespoke information including mineral and waste searches 

  • £67.93 per hour + VAT
  • For more details refer to our A to Z of Planning - ‘S’ for Searches)

Other specialist advice / support 

  • £54.12 per hour + VAT


These planning policy documents are no longer available in print.  They are however free to download from our website. Alternatively in response to individual requests, they can be printed at cost, plus packaging and postage, or copied to CD and posted at cost plus packaging and postage.

 General photocopying charges

  • A4 - 12 pence per sheet
  • A3 - 24 pence per sheet

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