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3. Application fees

Planning fees in England are set nationally by the government and are detailed in the Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012, as amended. 

The most common fees have been set out in table by A Guide to the fees for Planning Applications in England on the Planning Portal website

Alternatively you can calculate the planning application fee using the Planning Portal's online fee calculator

Floor space is the gross amount (all storeys, including basements and garaging) to be created by the development shown in the application. This is an external measurement, including the thickness of any external and internal walls.

Any fraction of the stipulated unit of site area or floor space included in the application should be corrected upward to the 0.1 of a hectare or square metre respectively.

Where an application falls within one or more fee categories the higher amount is the fee payable.

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Last updated: 28 March 2020

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