Pre-applications fees

Pre-applications fees

These are the charges for applications in East Hampshire.

The fees are slightly different if your application is for the part of East Hampshire that is inside the South Downs National Park.

Pre-application advice fees

Category Enquiry type Advice Fee (including VAT)
1 Enquiry by householder: Is planning permission required? Written advice within 20 working days
£35
2 Enquiry by householder/other small scale development:
Is my proposal likely to get planning permission?
Written advice within 20 working days or appointment and follow up letter
£45
3 Change of use Written advice within 20 working days or appointment and follow up letter
£125
4 Self-contained annexe at domestic property Written advice within 20 working days or appointment and follow up letter
£125
5 Advertisements Written advice within 20 working days or  appointment and follow up letter
£45
6 Minor development • Administration
• Professional input from a planner and specialists if necessary
• Written response within 20 working days
£125:
1 to 3 houses/up to 499 sqm commercial/site of up to 0.49ha
£240:
4 to 9 houses/500sqm - 999sqm commercial/0.5 to 0.99ha
7 Major development • Administration
• Site visit(s)
• Professional input from a planner and specialists
• Attendance at a meeting of up to 1.5 hours by the planner
• Written response within 20 working days following either the receipt of the enquiry or meeting
£540:
10 to 49 houses/1000 – 4999 sqm commercial/1ha to 2ha
£1,000:
50 to 100 houses/5000 to 9999 sqm commercial/2ha to 4ha
8 Large scale major development • Administration
• Comprehensive support service with multiple meetings, site visits, written responses
• Professional input from a planner and specialists

All in accordance with a Planning Performance Agreement

10% of the Planning application fee: 101+ houses/ 10,000 sqm+ commercial/
4.1ha+
9 Specialist advice
for trees the subject of Tree Preservation Orders and in Conservation Areas
Written advice
Site visit (1 hour) and written response
£60: written
£120: visit and written
10 Specialist Listed Building/Conservation Area advice Written advice
Site visit (1 hour) and written response
£60: written
£120: visit and written

If you wish to seek advice on the broad principle of development only, then please contact the Council for further details on the cost of this service. It will only be possible to offer broad advice on the principle of the proposal where limited information is provided. In these cases the extent of our response will be dependant on the level of information you provide.

Additional advice and meetings would be charged at 50% of the the initial fee.

For Parish Councils the pre-application fee will be half those stated above.