Planning fees

Most applications require a fee to be paid. The Planning Portal has a calculator to help you work out the correct fee for your application.

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Payment of fees

  • Fees must be paid when the application is deposited/submitted.
  • An application cannot be registered until the correct fee has been paid.  
  • The council has NO discretion to vary fees.
  • Cheques and Postal Orders should be made payable to the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
  • There is no VAT on planning fees.
  • Payment can be made by all major debit cards and credit cards (except American Express or Diners cards) when submitting an application online. Credit card payments are subject to a handling fee. There is no handling fee for debit card payments.

Refunds

Fees can only be refunded if:

  • Permission or consent is not required and the local planning authority decline to determine the application
  • More than the correct fee was paid
  • The application is rejected as invalidly made

No refund can be made where an application is withdrawn.

Resubmissions

You can resubmit a planning application without paying another fee, if all of the following criteria are met:

  • You resubmit within 12 months of the decision (or within 12 months of submitting an application that is subsequently withdrawn)
  • The applicant is the same as that for the previous application.
  • The address (or site location) is the same as that for the previous application.
  • The description of the resubmission is similar to that of the previous application.

Standard fee prices

Householder applications
Fee Category Fee

Householder extensions and alterations to existing dwelling-house

Where the application relates to one dwelling

£172

Householder extensions and alterations to existing dwelling-house

Where the application relates to two or more dwellings

£339
Carrying out operations (including erection of a building) within the curtilage of an existing dwelling-house, for purposes ancillary to the enjoyment of the dwelling-house (e.g sheds, greenhouses or garages) £172
Renewal of unimplemented permission This option is no longer available
Certificate of Lawful Development
Fee Category Fee
Application for existing use of building or land or whether operations carried out, in, over or under land are lawful Same fee as for the relevant planning application
Application to ascertain whether failure to comply with any condition or limitation on a permission is lawful £195
Application to ascertain whether any proposed use of buildings or land, or any operation to be carried out in, over or under land are lawful Half the normal planning fee, eg Householder extensions and alterations to existing dwelling-house: £86
Creation of new dwellings
Fee Category Fee Maximum
Outline applications for the erection of new dwelling-houses £385 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) of the site area. If the site area exceeds 2.5 hectares, £9,527 and an additional £115 per 0.1 hectare, in excess of 2.5 hectares, to a maximum of £125,000 £125,000
Full applications for the erection of new dwelling-houses £385 for each dwelling-house to be created. Where the number of dwelling-houses exceeds 50, £19,049 and an additional £115 per dwelling is payable, to a maximum of £250,000 £250,000
Change of use of a building to one or more separate dwellings

a. Where the change is from use as a single dwelling into two or more, for every additional dwelling created £385

b. £19,049 plus £115 for every dwelling created over 50

£250,000
Renewal of unimplemented permission This option is no longer available  
Erection of other buildings
Fee Category Fee Maximum
Outline applications for erection of buildings (other than dwellings, agricultural buildings, glasshouses, plant or machinery) £385 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) of the site area. If the site area exceeds 2.5 hectares, £9,527 and an additional £115 per 0.1 hectare, in excess of 2.5 hectares, to a maximum of £125,000 £125,000
Full applications for erection of buildings (other than dwellings, agricultural buildings, glasshouses, plant or machinery)
  • £195 where no floor space created
  • £195 where the gross floor space to be created does not exceed 40 metres squared
  • £385 where the gross floor space to be created falls between 40 metres squared and 75 metres squared
  • £385 for each subsequent 75 metres squared (or part thereof) of gross floor space exceeding 75 metres squared up to 3,750 metres squared
  • Where the gross floor space created exceeds 3,750 metres squared, £19,049 and additional £115 is payable for each subsequent 75 metres squared, to a maximum of £250,000
£250,000
Erection, alteration or replacement of plant and machinery £385 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) of the site area. If the site area exceeds 5 hectares, £19,049 and an additional £115 per 0.1 hectare, in excess of 5 hectares, to a maximum of £250,000 £250,000
Other operations
Fee Category Fee
The construction of car parks, service roads and other means of access on land used for the purposes of a single undertaking, where the development is required for a purpose incidental to the existing use of the land £195
Uses of land
Fee Category Fee Maximum
Making a material change in use of a building or land (except dwellings or refuse etc) e.g. playing fields(for sports clubs etc but NOT golf clubs) £385 £385
The use of land for the disposal of refuse or waste materials or for the deposit of material remaining after minerals have been extracted from the land £195 for each 0.1 hectare site (or part thereof) of the site area. If the site area exceeds 15 hectares, £29,112 and an additional £115 per 0.1 hectare, in excess of 15 hectares, to a maximum of £65,000 £65,000
The use of land for the storage of minerals in the open £195 for each 0.1 hectare site (or part thereof) of the site area. If the site area exceeds 15 hectares, £29,112 and an additional £115 per 0.1 hectare, in excess of 15 hectares, to a maximum of £65,000 £65,000
Conditions
Fee Category Fee
Removal or variation of a condition of a previous permission £195
The continuance of a use of land, or the retention of buildings or works on land, without compliance with a condition subject to which a previous planning permission has been granted. £195
Renewal of temporary permission £195
Discharge of conditions - Applications to satisfy conditions of planning permission (unless Reserved Matters following an Outline Approval) pursuant to householder and all other types of application.

Householder £28 per request. All other applications £97 per request.

Note: The charge is per request and is regardless of the number of conditions being satisfied on individual requests.

Advertisements
Fee Category Fee

Advertisements displayed on business premises, on the forecourt of a business premises or on other land within the cartilage of a business premises, wholly with reference to all or any of the following matters

a. The nature of the business or other activity carried out on the premises

b. the goods sold or the services provided on the premises or

c. the name and qualifications of the person carrying on such business or activity or supplying such goods or services.

£110
Advertisements for the purpose of directing members of the public to, or otherwise drawing attention to the existence of, business premises which are in the same locality as the site on which the advertisement is to be displayed but which are not visible from that site £110
All other advertisements and multiple sites £385
Prior Approval Applications
Fee Category Fee
Determination of whether prior approval is necessary for telecommunications code operators £385
Determination of whether Prior Approval is necessary for proposed change of use, where there are no associated building operations. £80
Determination of whether prior approval is necessary for proposed change of use from Retail (Use Class A1 or A2) use, or mixed retail and residential use to a use falling within C3 (dwellinghouse) and where there are associated building operations. £172
Non Material Amendment(s) to an existing planning permission
Fee Category Fee
If the application is a householder application £28
In any other case £195
Planning fees for concessions and exemptions
Fee Category Fee
Revised or fresh application for development (or advertisement) of the same character or description, by the same applicant within 12 months of receiving a refusal, or within 12 months of submitting an application that is subsequently withdrawn, or the expiry of the statutory 8 weeks period where the applicant has appealed to the Secretary of State on the grounds of non-determination (subject to certain conditions - please enquire) No fee
Works to improve access for the disabled to public buildings or to improve access, safety, health or comfort of a disabled person at home (when backed up with the appropriate evidence) No fee
Applications required because of the removal of permitted development rights by a condition or by an Article 4 Direction, or by withdrawal of deemed advertisement consent No fee
Applications by non-profit making clubs, societies, etc. who are providing playing fields and other ancillary development (other than a building) £385
Alternative applications for one site made by the same applicant on the same day Highest of the fees applicable for each alternative and a sum equal to half the REST
Development crossing planning authority boundaries requiring several applications Only one fee paid to the authority having the larger site. Please contact Planning Services for advice on how to calculate the fee
Applications to consolidate existing emissions for mineral operations No fee
Consents under the listed buildings, conservation areas and trees Regulations (unless the application requires a consent that carries a fee) No fee

Updated: 26 October 2017