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Pre-application planning advice

Last updated on: 15-Feb-2021

2. How much does it cost?

Householder development advice

If your project is
  • an extension to a dwelling, outbuilding or other development within the garden, not new dwellings
  • a garage
  • roof alterations
What you can expect
  • 30 mins preparation
  • 30 mins bulleted advice letter
Fees

1 hour at £61.50 per hour = £61.50

Add ons
  • 30 minute meeting
  • 30 mins note write up = 1 hour at £61.50 per hour

Vehicle cross-over confirmation letter

If your project is

Letter advising whether planning permission is required for the proposed dropped kerb

What you can expect

Depending on the site, this consideration will be a desktop study or a desktop study and site visit

Fees

£51.25

Minor development advice

If your project is
  • 1 to 9 residential units or a site area less than 0.5ha
  • Traveller sites of less than 1,000 square metres or less than 1ha site area
  • Commercial developments of less than 1,000 square metres or less than 1ha site area
  • Changes of use of buildings of less than 1,000 square metres or less than 1ha site area
  • Shopfronts
  • Advertisements
  • Air conditioning/ventilation equipment
  • Telecommunications masts and equipment
  • Listed building consent
  • Advice on conditions, non-material amendments, minor material amendments
What you can expect
  • 3 hours pre-meeting preparation
  • Meeting with Planning Officer – 1hr
  • 3 hours for formal advice letter
Fees

7hrs at £61.50 per hour = £430.50

Add ons

Further meetings and / or site visit to be charged at £61.50 per hour to cover prep, meeting and note write up

Site visits will include journey time

Concept Meeting

If your project is

Developers who wish to establish the principle of development prior to entering into detailed scheme discussions

What you can expect
  • 3 hours pre-meeting preparation
  • 1.5 hrs for site visit with Planning Officer (inc travel)
  • 1.5 hours for bulleted advice letter
Fees

6 hrs at £61.50 per hour = £369.00

Major development advice

If your project is
  • 11 to 49 residential units
  • New build or extensions of 1,000sqm-9,999sqm or between 1ha and 2ha
  • Change of use 1,000sqm-9,999sqm or between 1ha and 2ha

What you can expect

  • 5.5 hours pre-meeting preparation
  • 2 hrs site visit (inc travel)
  • Meeting with Planning Officer and action note write up – 2.5hrs
  • 10 hours for formal advice letter
Fees

20hrs at £61.50 per hour = £1,230.00

Add ons

Further meetings to be charged at £61.50 per hour to cover prep, meeting and note write up.

Site visits will include journey time (mileage covered in fee).

Planning Performance Agreements

If your project is

Bespoke agreements to cover pre-application advice, the application process and post decision monitoring, the allocation of a dedicated case officer and an agreed timeframes for determination.

Fees

at £61.50 per hour

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