Find out how much it costs to apply for planning permission.
The cost depends on the type of application you need to submit:
If you want to make alterations/extend your home which requires planning permission, then you will need to submit the 'Householder application' which currently costs £172. The fee will be confirmed during the application process.
If you need to demolish and/or build a new home you will need the 'Full application' form and the cost will vary depending on the work you wish to carry out. The fee will be determined during the application process based on the information given. The fee calculator below may help you work it out.
View a full list of planning fees for all types of proposal including changes of use.
It's important you get the fee right first time as paying the wrong amount will mean your application is not valid and the council will not progress it. We will advise you if the fee is incorrect and refund any overpayment.
The Planning Portal has a fee calculator which helps you work out the costs before you apply:
Fee calculator – Planning Portal (external website)
The way you pay depends on how you apply - online or by paper.
Please note: If payment is not made at the time of application, then the application will be deemed invalid and will cause delay.
The preferred and most efficient method is to apply via the Planning Portal and pay by selecting Secure Online Payment.
If you have already submitted a Planning Application via Planning Portal (and you selected the Payment by LPA option), or have submitted via email or post you may have already been issued with an application reference number. You can complete the application by making your payment using the Online Payment System below:
Online Planning Application Payment System
Read about how to apply and pay for planning permission.
Once you have submitted a valid application the fee will not be refundable once planning consultation has commenced.