Planning application fees

Payment of fees

  • the fee due must be paid when the application is submitted
  • no decision can be made on an application for which the correct fee has not been paid
  • the council has no discretion to vary fees
  • there is no VAT on planning fees

Application fees

Advanced notice:  On 6 December 6 2023, planning fees will increase.  Any application received or made valid on or after this date, will be subject to the increased planning fee.

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Pay your planning application fee

Re-submission of a planning application

Where planning permission has been refused or an application withdrawn, the re-submission of a planning application within 12 months for a similar scheme on the same site by the same applicant would not require a fee.

Advanced notice: On 6 December 6 2023, resubmissions will no longer be eligible for the 'free go'. 

Refund of fees

Fees can only refunded if:

  • paid in respect of a development for which permission or consent is not required and the local planning authority decline to determine the application.
  • more than the correct fee was paid
  • the application is rejected as invalidly made

No refund can be made where an application is withdrawn.