Find out the cost of getting pre-application advice.

costs

Proposed Scales of Development

Level 1 advice (£)

Level 2 advice (£)

Level 2 follow-up advice (£)

Level 3 advice (£)

Level 3 follow-up advice (£)

Householder

50

75

50

100

75

Single dwelling

100

150

100

300

175

2- 5 dwellings

275

500

250

700

400

6-9 dwellings

400

650

300

850

600

10 - 24 dwellings

550

900

400

1200

700

25 - 50 dwellings

850

1000 for 25 dwellings

+ £100 for each additional 5 dwellings or part thereof

800

1500 for 25 dwellings

+ £100 for each additional 5 dwellings or part thereof

1000

51 + dwellings

Please contact the Planning Department with details of your proposal in order for a fee to be calculated

Walls, fences (boundaries) (not householder)

100

150

75

250

150

Listed buildings (householders) where planning permission is not required

Advice not available

 

100

50

150

100

Listed buildings (commercial) where planning permission is not required

Advice not available

250

150

300

200

Proposed Floor Areas (m²)

Up to 100

100

150

100

300

200

101-500

200

500

250

700

350

501-1000

300

800

350

1100

500

1001 - 5000

500

1500

400

2500

750

5000+ individually calculated based on the proposal

Please contact the Planning Department with details of your proposal in order for a fee to be calculated

Change of Use (not for the creation of dwellinghouses)

150

300

400

450

300

Any request for service outside of the above parameters will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Where advice is required to resolve a breach of planning control, we may charge an individual site specific fee to ensure we cover the costs of providing advice.

The cost of the time we take to provide advice is not covered by the statutory fee for making a planning application. The charge covers our costs for providing the advice and so it is not met by council tax payers generally.

The scale of fees is based on the size of the proposal and the level of detail that is sought.  We currently offer a reduced fee for parish and town councils, registered charities and development to assist those with disabilities.

If your proposal includes more than one category of development, the fee payable is the highest of those that apply, but they are not added together.

The fee includes VAT at 20 per cent and will not be refunded if you decide advice is no longer required even if we have not yet provided it.

Please make cheques are payable to 'Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council' or you can pay by credit or debit card over the telephone (01707 357000).