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The Planning Portal ‘fee calculator’ can be used, by the applying party, to calculate any fee on the sliding scale for the chosen application form type.

 For your reference, a guide to fee values in England is available on the following PDF

https://ecab.planningportal.co.uk/uploads/english_application_fees.pdf1

The application fee is confirmed by the applying party by choosing the appropriate option from the list available on the fee calculator section.

Unfortunately, the listed options are not exhaustive so there may be chance that the specific reason for applying is not listed. In this situation, it is acceptable to select any option that arrives at the correct fee value where the fee value is already known by the applying party.

If the fee value is not known, it should always be confirmed by the applying party directly with the Local Planning Authority (LPA) planning department first.

Either of these processes will enable the correct fee value to be confirmed on the fee calculator prior to the submission of an application. 

If you are unsure of your LPA, or their contact details, then please use our Local Authority search2 to find the information. 


Once the fee has been confirmed with the LPA, if you are still unable to calculate the correct fee using the calculator, please contact the Support Desk so we can help you calculate.

Please note: the total amount payable will be the planning fee plus the Planning Portal service charge3.


To Calculate your fee:

  1. Click the ‘Calculate fee’ button on the application Overview.
  2. Click the ‘Fee Calculation – incomplete’ link
  3. Choose the appropriate option to calculate the desired fee value
  4. Select a fee Exemption or Reduction if appropriate
  5. Click ‘Finish and close’


  1. https://ecab.planningportal.co.uk/uploads/english_application_fees.pdf
  2. https://www.planningportal.co.uk/find-your-local-planning-authority
  3. https://www.planningportal.co.uk/services/help/faq/applications/planning-applications/why-is-there-a-service-charge-for-submitting-planning-applications

The Planning Portal is delivered by PortalPlanQuest Limited which is a joint venture between TerraQuest Solutions Limited and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities. All content © 2022 Planning Portal.

The Planning Portal is delivered by PortalPlanQuest Limited which is a joint venture between TerraQuest Solutions Limited and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities. All content © 2022 Planning Portal.