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Planning Application Fees

Planning Fees Increase

Please note: There has been a small change to Planning Fees with effect from the 31st of July 2014.

Where an application is submitted for prior approval and the change of use involves building operations (alterations to external appearance etc), the fee will be £172.

We have updated our new scale of fees to take account of the changes and you can find a copy under Planning Fees.

You can take a look at the legislation with new fees on the government legislation website.

The Planning Fees below have been updated to reflect the changes that take place from 31st July 2014. Additional help in calculating the appropriate fee can be found on the Planning Portal website.


Fee Payments 

Please make all cheques payable to "Borough of Poole"

Building or Engineering Operations

Enlargement, improvement or other alteration to an existing dwelling.

  • £172 for alterations to one dwelling

  • £339 for alterations to two or more dwellings

  • £172 for ancillary operations within the curtilage of an existing dwelling i.e. the construction or erection of gates, walls, fences, sheds, vehicular access etc

New residential buildings

  • £385 per dwelling erected (50 or fewer dwellings)

  • where development exceeds 50 dwellings £19,049 plus £115 for each dwelling in excess of 50 subject to a maximum of £250,000

Non-residential buildings

  • £195 where no new floor area is created e.g. shop fronts

  • £195 where less than 40 sq.m of gross floor space is created

  • £385 where between 40 and 75 sq.m of gross floor space is created

  • where the area of gross floor space exceeds 75 sq.m, £385 for each additional 75 sq.m or part thereof up to 3750 sq.m
  • where the area of gross floor space exceeds 3750 sq.m £19,049 plus £115 for each additional 75 sq.m or part thereof in excess of 3750 sq.m (maximum £250,000)

Erection, alteration or replacement of plant and machinery

  • £385 per 1,000 sq.m (0.1 hectares) of site area up to 5 hectares

  • where the site area exceeds 5 hectares, £19,049 plus £115 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 5 hectares (maximum £250,000)

Outline Applications

  • £385 per 1000 sq.m (0.1 hectare) of site area (or part thereof) where the site area does not exceed 2.5 hectares

  • where the site area exceeds 2.5 hectares, £9,527 plus £115 for each 0.1 hectares in excess of 2.5 hectares (maximum £125,000)

Reserved Matters Applications

  • fee is the same as for as for an application for Full Permission for the type and scale of development proposed in the outline application regardless of how many reserved matters are submitted at the same time for approval

  • construction of car parks, service roads or other access where the development is required for a purpose incidental to the existing use of the land £195 

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Uses

  • £385 for change of use for non-residential purposes

Conversion of residential building into separate dwellings (e.g. converting a house into flats)

  • £385 per extra dwelling, where development is under 50 dwellings

  • £19,049 plus £115 for each additional dwelling in excess of the first 50 where development is over 50 dwellings (maximum £250,000)

Conversion of a non-residential building into separate dwellings

  • £385 per dwelling, where development is under 50 dwellings

  • £19,049, plus £115 for each dwelling in excess of the first 50, where development is over 50 dwellings (maximum £250,000)

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Agricultural Buildings

The erection, on land used for the purposes of agriculture, of buildings to be used for agricultural purposes

Outline Applications

  • £385 for each 0.1 hectare of site area, where the site area does not exceed 2.5 hectares

  • £9,527, and a further £115 for each 0.1 hectare, where site area exceeds 2.5 hectares (maximum £125,000)

Other Cases

  • £80 where area of gross floor space does not exceed 465 sq.m

  • £385 where area of gross floor space exceeds 465 sq.m but does not exceed 540 sq.m

  • where the gross floor space exceeds 540 sq.m but does not exceed 4215 sq.m, £385 for the first 540 sq.m and a further £385 for each 75 sq.m (or part thereof) in excess of 540 sq.m

  • where the gross floor space exceeds 4215 sq.m £19,049 and a further £115 for each 75 sq.m (or part thereof) in excess of 4215 sq.m (maximum £250,000)

Building Incidental to Agricultural Use (Glasshouses)

  • £80 where gross floor space does not exceed 465 sq.m

  • £2150 where gross floor space exceeds 465 sq.m

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Lawful Development Certificates

Certificate of lawfulness of existing use or development (CLEUD) Section 191 Application

  • the fee is the same as for an equivalent planning application for the use or development, except where the application is for use as separate dwellings, in which case the fee is £385 per dwelling for up to 50 dwellings or where the use is for more than 50 dwellings, £19,049 and an additional £115 for each dwelling in excess of 50 (maximum £250,000)

Certificate of lawfulness of proposed use or development (CLOPUD) Section 192 Application

  • The fee is half the amount of the equivalent planning application

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Prior Approval 

Schedule 2 of the Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995

  • £80 for application for prior approval involving any material change in the use of any buildings or other land Or £172 where the change of use involves building operations (alterations to external appearance etc) 

  • £80 for application for prior approval under Part 6 (Agricultural), Part 7 (Forestry) or Part 31 (Demolition)

  • £385 for application for prior approval under Part 24 (Electronic Communications Code Operators)

  • £110 Advertisement relating to a business carried out on the premises

  • £110 Advance signs directing the public to a business which cannot be seen from the site of the advertisement

  • £385 All other advertisements e.g. hoardings 

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Satellite Dishes

  • £172 Domestic

  • £385 Non-domestic

Conditions

  • £195 To vary a condition on an existing Planning Permission (other than an extension to the duration of a Planning Permission, when a fresh application is required), or, if within 12 months of a permission, refer to the Free Go note.

  • £28 Discharge or compliance with a condition(s) attached to a grant of planning permission for a householder* application.


    * householder developments are defined as those within the curtilage of a house which require an application for planning permission and are not a change of use. Included in householder developments are extensions, conservatories, loft conversions, dormer windows, alterations, garages, car ports or outbuildings, swimming pools, walls, fences, domestic vehicular accesses including footway crossovers, porches and satellite dishes.
  • £97 Discharge or compliance with a condition(s) attached to an application other than a householder application as detailed above.

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Exemptions/Concessions

Alternative Proposal for the Same Site

  • the fee should be calculated separately for each proposal and then the highest fee, together with half the fee for each alternative proposal added to arrive at the total fee

Cross Authority Boundary Developments

  • the application and fee should be forwarded to the Authority that covers the largest part of the site. The fee is either the total of each part of the site (calculated separately) or 150% of the fee for the whole site, whichever is smaller

People with Disabilities

A No fee is payable where the proposal is to alter or extend an existing dwelling for the benefit of a disabled person living or intending to live there, or for works in the curtlilage of an existing dwelling e.g. access

B No fee is payable where the proposal solely relates to works to provide a means of access for disabled people to a building to which the public are admitted

C There is no fee exemption for an application to construct a new dwelling for someone with a disability

Further details available click here 

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Permitted Development

  • no fee is payable for applications required because of the removal of Permitted Development rights by a planning condition or by an Article 4 Direction

Listed Building Consent

  • no fee payable

Conservation Area Consent

  • no fee payable

Works to trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order

  • no fee payable

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Playing Fields

  • a flat rate of £385 for applications by non-profit making clubs or other non-profit making sporting or recreational organisations, relating to playing fields for their own use. This does not cover applications to erect buildings. Golf courses, golf driving ranges and enclosed courts are not covered by this concession.

Free Go

  • application of the same character as a previous application submitted by the same applicant on the same (or part of the same) site either within 12 months of a permission or a refusal, or, where an application was withdrawn, within 12 months of the date of the making of the earlier one.

Notes:

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

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planning@poole.gov.uk

Telephone
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