Planning fees and charges

Planning fees increase

Advance notice: On Wednesday 6 December 2023, planning fees will increase.  Any application received and or made valid on or after the 6th will be subject to the increase planning fee.  

Repeat applications following decisions made on or after that date will no longer be eligible for the no-fee ‘free go’ previously available under regulations 8 and 9 of The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications) Regulations 2012.


Payment of fees

  • Fees must be paid when the application is deposited/submitted.
  • An application cannot be registered until the correct fee has been paid
  • The council has NO discretion to vary fees
  • There is no VAT on planning fees
  • Payment can be made by all major debit cards and credit cards (except American Express or Diners cards) when submitting an application online.


Fees can only be refunded if:

  • Permission or consent is not required and the local planning authority decline to determine the application

No refund can be made where an application is withdrawn.


You can resubmit a planning application without paying another fee, if all of the following criteria are met:

  • You resubmit within 12 months of the decision (or within 12 months of submitting an application that is subsequently withdrawn)
  • The applicant is the same as that for the previous application
  • An applicant can only benefit from one ‘free go’ ever on any given site
  • The address (or site location) is the same as that for the previous application
  • The description of the resubmission is similar to that of the previous application.

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