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Pre-application advice fees

Pre-application advice fees

Category of development Level of advice Fees
Significant Site meeting and written advice (up to 10 hours) £770 (+ VAT £924)
Large Site meeting and written advice (up to 8 hours) £660 (+ VAT £792)
Medium Site meeting and written advice (up to 6 hours) £550 (+ VAT £660)
Small Written advice only (up to 4 hours) £310 (+ VAT £372)
Other Written advice only Free

Categories of development

Significant

  • All new quarries, oil and gas sites or landfill sites
  • Any change or extension to an existing quarry, oil and gas site or landfill site where extraction or disposal exceeds 50,000 tonnes per annum or sites over five hectares
  • All new waste management facilities processing in excess of 50,000 tonnes per annum or any change or extension to an existing facility of five hectares or more
  • Any development involving the creation or change of use of 2,000sq m or more floorspace or sites over five hectares
  • Any hazardous waste management facility processing over 5,000 tonnes per annum

Large

  • Any change or extension to an existing quarry, oil and gas site or landfill site where extraction or disposal is between 25,000 and 50,000 tonnes per annum or sites over two hectares (but less than five hectares)
  • All new waste management facilities processing between 25,000 and 50,000 tonnes per annum or any change or extension to an existing facility on sites over two hectares (but less than five hectares)
  • Any development involving the creation or change of use of between 1,000sqm  and 2,000sq m or more floor space or sites in excess of two hectares (but less than five hectares)

Medium

  • Any change or extension to an existing quarry, oil and gas site or landfill site where  extraction or disposal is between 5,000 and 25,000 tonnes per annum or sites over one hectare (but less than two hectares)
  • All new waste management facilities processing between 5,000 and 25,000 tonnes per annum or any change or extension to an existing facility on sites over one hectare (but less than two hectares)
  • Any development involving the creation or change of use of floorspace between 500sq m and 1,000sq m or sites over one hectare (but less than two hectares)

Small

  • Any minerals and waste development not falling within the significant, large or medium categories
  • Any development involving the creation or change of use of floorspace less than 500sq m or sites less than one hectare

Other

  • Confirmation as to whether or not planning permission is required
  • Any proposal for which there is no planning fee (for example, listed building consent)
  • Any proposal relating to the needs of people with disabilities