Planning fees and charges

When submitting a planning permission application, you may be required to pay a fee. You can access the online fee calculator and review the national planning fees on the Planning Portal.

Enhanced services

Enhanced services
Service Cost VAT Total
Platinum: Minor applications £300.00 £60.00 £360.00
Platinum: Householder applications £300.00 £60.00 £360.00
Gold: minor applications £200.00 £40.00 £240.00
Gold: Householder applications £200.00 £40.00 £240.00

Certificates of Lawfulness

Certificates of Lawfulness
Service Cost VAT Total
Platinum £300.00 £60.00 £360.00
Gold £200.00 £40.00 £240.00

Pre application advice

Fee includes a site visit by the case officer and meeting where applicable. All fees are inclusive of VAT where applicable.

Major development

Major development
Service Fee
Initial meeting: Is the proposal likely to be acceptable ?(with site visit and/or meeting) £1130.00
Follow-up meeting: Is the proposal likely to be acceptable? (with site visit and/or meeting) £565.00

Significant major development

Significant major development
Service Fee
Initial meeting: Is the proposal likely to be acceptable ?(with site visit and/or meeting) £2827.00
Follow-up meeting: Is the proposal likely to be acceptable? (with site visit/and or meeting) £1413.50

Householder

Householder
Service Fee
Is permission needed? Standard Reply referring to relevant legislation £0.00
Formal Opinion (Lawful Development Certificate: existing development) £206.00
Formal Opinion (Lawful Development Certificate: proposed development) £103.00
Is the proposal likely to be acceptable? £112.00

Change of use

Change of use
Service Fee
Is permission needed? Standard Reply referring to relevant legislation £0.00
Formal Opinion (Lawful Development Certificate: existing use) £462.00
Formal Opinion (Lawful Development Certificate: proposed use) £231.00
Am I likely to get planning permission? £399.23

Minor developments

Minor developments
Service Fee
Is the proposal likely to be acceptable?(with meeting) £565.00
Is the proposal likely to be acceptable? (without meeting) £282.50

Commercial developments up to 1000 square metres

Commercial developments up to 1000 square metres
Service Fee
Is the proposal likely to be acceptable?(with meeting) £565.00
Is the proposal likely to be acceptable? (without meeting) £282.50

Listed buildings/conservation areas

Listed buildings/conservation areas
Service Fee
Is the proposal likely to be acceptable?(with meeting) £90.00
Is the proposal likely to be acceptable? (without meeting) £45.00

Trees

Trees
Service Fee
Is the proposal likely to be acceptable?(with meeting) £94.00
Is the proposal likely to be acceptable? (without meeting) £47.00

Agricultural/telecommunication developments

Agricultural/telecommunication developments
Service Fee
Is the proposal likely to be acceptable?(with meeting) £94.00
Is the proposal likely to be acceptable? (without meeting) £47.00

Advertisements

Advertisements
Service Fee
Is the proposal likely to be acceptable?(with meeting) £65.00
Is the proposal likely to be acceptable?(without meeting) £32.50

Ecology

If you wish to obtain pre-application advice relating to Ecology this must be through the Council’s pre-application advice service, however additional charges will apply. If you require pre-application advice from Greater Manchester Ecological Unit, please contact planning@blackburn.gov.uk for further advice

Administrative charge for returning invalid applications

Administrative charge for returning invalid applications
Service Fee
Major applications £214.00
Minor applications £72.00
Householder £44.00
Advertisements £44.00

Section 106 Viability Appraisals

Section 106 Viability Appraisals
Appraisal type Fee
Number of Units 1-24 £2,000
Number of Units 25-99 £2,800.00
Number of Units 100-400 £3,800.00
Number of Units 400+ £4,800.00
Non-residential £3,200.00

Following the independent assessment, any further advice required from the Councils appointed Viability Consultant would be charged at a cost of £185 per hour (at the applicants cost).