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Your planning or building control application must be accompanied by the appropriate fee and supporting documentation to be processed. Click on the headings below for more information.

Please note, the Department for Infrastructure have advised that all planning fees will increase by approximately 4% with effect from 31 May 2024

Summary of Planning Fees
Application Fees
 

1. All buildings (other than a single dwellinghouse).

Outline Applications

£289 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area subject to a maximum of £11,560.

2. Single dwellinghouse. Outline Applications £486.
3. The erection of a dwellinghouse. (a) Reserved matters

where the application is for a single dwellinghouse, £486;

(b) Full

where the application is for a single dwellinghouse, £975;

(c) Full and reserved matters

  • For 2 or more dwellinghouses—

(i) where the number of dwellinghouses to be created by the development is 50 or fewer, £1,145 for two dwellinghouses and £409 for each additional dwelling house;

(ii) where the number of dwellinghouses to be created by the development exceeds 50, £20,777; and an additional £121 for each dwellinghouse in excess of 50 dwellinghouses, subject to a maximum in total of £304,401.

4. The extension, improvement or alteration of an existing dwellinghouse, including the erection of a building or the carrying out of other operations within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse for purposes ancillary to the enjoyment of the dwellinghouse as such, or the erection or construction of gates, fences, walls or other means of enclosure along a boundary or a curtilage of an existing dwellinghouse. £327 for each dwelling.

Exemption:  Works to a dwelling house or within its curtilage to provide access for, or improve the safety, health or comfort of a disabled person, whether the disabled person is already in occupation or will be following completion of the works or an application for planning permission to carry out works for the purpose of providing means of access for disabled persons to or within a building or premises to which members of the public are admitted Nil fee

5. The erection of industrial, commercial, community and other buildings, other than dwellinghouses or buildings covered by category Full and Reserved Matters

(a)where no floor space is to be created by the development, £208;

 

(b) where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development does not exceed 40 sq.m., £208;

 

(c) where the area of the gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 40 sq.m., but does not exceed 75 sq.m., £409;

 

(d) where the area of the gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 75 sq.m., but does not exceed 3,750 sq.m., £409 for each 75 sq.m. of that area;

 

(e) where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 3,750 sq.m., £20,450; and an additional £121 for each 75 sq.m., in excess of 3,750 sq.m., subject to a maximum in total of £304,316.

6. The erection, alteration or replacement of plant and machinery including telecommunications/datacommunications equipment, a single wind turbine and wind farms. (a) where the site area does not exceed 5 hectares, £409 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area;

 

(b) where the site area exceeds 5 hectares, £20,450; and an additional £121 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 5 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £304,316.

7. The erection, on land used for the purposes of agriculture, of buildings to be used for agricultural purposes and for agricultural and commercial glasshouses. £1,087 for each 500 sq.m. of floor space subject to a maximum of £14,403.
8. The winning and working of peat. £2,162 for each 5 hectares of the site area subject to a maximum of £38,916.

 

9. (a) The winning and working of minerals (other than peat).

(b) The carrying out of any operations connected with exploratory drilling for oil or natural gas.

(c) 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 land or the use of land for the storage of minerals in the open.

(d) The carrying out of any other operation not coming within any of the above categories.

£418 per 0.1 hectare of the site area subject to a maximum of £46,816.
10. The construction of single level car parks, service roads and other means of access on land used for the purpose of a single undertaking, where the development is required for a purpose incidental to the existing use of the land. £289.
11. (a) 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 (including a condition requiring discontinuance of the use or the removal of the building or works at the end of the specified period).

(b) An application to develop land without compliance with a condition subject to which a previous planning permission has been granted.

£289.
12. An application for a material change of use. (a) where the application relates to a dwellinghouse, £793 for the first dwellinghouse and £289 for each additional dwellinghouse subject to a maximum of £14,450;

(b) for any other change of use, £289 for each 75 sq.m., of floor space subject to a maximum of £14,450.

13. Any other application not falling within categories 1-12. £952.”
Certificate Fees
Proposed Certificate of Lawfulness 50% of the development category 1 to 13
Existing Certificate of Lawfulness 100% of the development category 1 to 13
Consent Fees
Consent to Advertise £217
Listed Building Consent Nil fee
Determination if Listed Building Consent is required Nil fee
Conservation Area Consent (demolition) Nil fee
Area of Townscape or Village Character Consent (demolition) Nil fee
Consent to fell or lop a tree covered by a Tree Preservation Order Nil fee
Consent to fell or lop a tree in a conservation area Nil fee
Other Planning Fees
EIA £12,177 in addition to the amount that would otherwise be payable, subject to the maximum for the category of development as specified
Presence of hazardous substances on, over or under land (a) (i) where section 111(1) of the 2011 Act applies (new consent without previous conditions), £390;

(ii) where section 111(1) of the 2011 Act does not apply and the quantity specified in the application as the maximum quantity proposed to be present exceeds twice the controlled quantity, £488;

(b) A fee of £799 shall be payable to the council in respect of an application for the continuation of hazardous substances consent under section 116 of the 2011 Act.

Discharge of Condition Nil fee
Non-Material Change Nil fee
An application for planning permission made by or on behalf of a club, society or other organisation (including any persons administering a trust) which is not established or conducted for profit

 

Nil fee where the Council is satisfied the application relates to the provision of community facilities (including sports grounds) and playing fields; and  the Council is satisfied that the development is to be carried out on land which is, or is intended to be, occupied by the club, society or other organisation and to be used wholly or mainly for the carrying out of its objects . The Council may request evidence to be submitted by an applicant to demonstrate that the aforementioned criteria is achieved This could include, but not be exclusively dependent upon, a registered charity reference number
Renewal of planning permission where existing approval has not yet expired A reduced fee of 25% of the normal fee applies for an application
NB For further guidance on the above fees please refer to Explanatory Notes for Applicants
 

Other fees

 

Copy document requests A3 & A4 – £2 per page
A0 to A2 – £5 per page
Pre application advice £75

 

(Householder, commercial under 200m², Charity, Community and Listed Buildings are exempt)

Pre application discussion Local (Small scale) £500  2-9 residential units or 200-1999m² commercial

Local £650 10- 49  residential units or 2000 – 4900m²  commercial

Major £800  50 & above residential units or  5000m² & above commercial

*Additional site visits £150 and additional meetings £150

(Householder, commercial* under 200m², Charity, Community and Listed Buildings are exempt)

 

Planning Copy Document Requests

Copies of documents such as Decision Notices, Case Officer Reports and Consultee responses relating to planning applications from 2011 onwards are available to download, free of charge, from the public planning portal at the following link.

https://epicpublic.planningni.gov.uk/publicaccess

Copies of documents relating to planning applications before 2011, and any other documents not available on the Planning Portal, can be requested by completing the form below. This service incurs a charge for both hard copies and/or electronic copies as follows:

A3 & A4 – £2.05 per page
A0 to A2 – £5.10 per page

After your request has been received, we will contact you to arrange payment by card.

Further guidance is included on the planning copy document request form.

To download a copy document request please follow the link below.

Planning Copy Document Request Form

Click here to calculate your fees using our online FEE CALCULATOR (for items 13 and 14 please refer to the building price estimates below).

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Full Plans application

Suitable for work on domestic and non-domestic properties.  Some minor work to domestic properties may be covered by a building notice application.  Full plans applications are required for projects such as, building a new property; changing the use of a property (e.g. converting a dwelling into an office or a shop); conversion of a house into flats; an extension where the floor area of the dwelling is increased by more than 10m², or an extension that creates a new storey greater than 3m² in floor area and requires access by stairs, for example a roof-space conversion.

Fees are charged in two stages:

  • Plan fee – must accompany the application submitted for approval
  • Inspection fee – is payable following the first inspection of the work in progress

You should submit the plan fee only with the application.  An invoice for the inspection fee will be sent out later should the building work commence.

Building Notice

A Building Notice application can be used for works of a minor nature to domestic dwellings without the submission of fully designed plans.  Building notice applications are required for projects such as, internal alterations to dwellings; domestic extensions <10m²; roof space conversions 3m²; structural alterations to a dwelling, flat or maisonette; the provision of services or installation of fittings to domestic properties.

The plan and inspection fee are combined into a single fee and must accompany the application.

Regularisation Certificate Application

Suitable when work has already been carried out to a property but building regulations approval had not been applied for before it was done.  The work is inspected to ensure it meets the building regulations that were in place at the time it was carried out and if it does a regularisation certificate (retrospective approval) is issued.

The plan and inspection fee are combined into a single fee plus an additional 20% and must accompany the application.

Fees based on estimate of cost

Where fees are calculated on the estimated cost of the work, the application must be accompanied by the written estimate.  Please contact us for further advice on 0330 0561 010.

Exemptions

If any work is solely for the benefit of a disabled person, you should contact us for further information.  We will normally require confirmation from the Occupational Therapist as to the nature and extent of such work.