Frequently asked questions

How much does a planning application cost?

The fee associated with a planning application depends on the type and scale of the development.

In England, for a typical householder application the cost is £172.

In Wales the cost of typical householder application is £190, while a Lawful Development Certificate is half the normal planning fee.

There is a range of exemptions and reductions are available depending on the circumstances.

Find more about application fees.

You can also use the Planning Portal's fee calculator to work out fees for different kinds of proposal.

While every effort has been taken to ensure that the fee has been calculated correctly, the determination of whether a fee is correct is solely the responsibility of the relevant local planning authority.

The fee calculator on the Portal will calculate a fee based on the information you enter. When you submit an application, the fee will be checked by the local planning authority and they will confirm whether the fee is correct.

Note there are different calculators for England and Wales.

Please contact your local planning authority if you have any doubts about the fee or if you require further information about matters specifically related to your proposal.

The local authority will also confirm the amount payable on submission of your application.

You can find contact information for your local planning authority here.