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Current pre-application advice charges

New charges effective from 1 September 2019

Credit/Debit card payments can be made over the telephone or cheques should be made payable to Wiltshire Council and sent along with your proposal to the appropriate area office. Please include your payment with the appropriate form or letter. All the charges below are inclusive of VAT.

If advice is sought on matters concerning the viability of development, it is likely that we would need to seek external independent assessment and opinion. The cost of any independent assessment work carried out by external parties would need to be borne by the applicant, agreement to which would be sought beforehand.

Enquiries whether planning permission is required

Information on Permitted Development rights can be viewed on the planning portal website. If you require information on whether permitted development rights have been removed from your property please contact your local planning team – this advice is free of charge.

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Written response
£40
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Full planning history report showing all decisions based on a geographical area
£50
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Household extensions alterations and improvements (to a single dwelling) Where planning permission and LBC advice are sought together for the same/similar proposals only the planning fee will be required.

£75 per written request
Residential Listed Building Consent (LBC) £75
Removal / variation of condition £75  
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  • Change of use of agricultural land to garden 
  • Change of use of non-residential building (except where new housing is proposed, please refer to the fees for multiple houses)
  • Change of use of other land 

Written response £200.00

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Written response £75.00

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1 house = £140.00

2 – 4 houses = £350.00

5 – 9 houses = £700.00

10 – 24 houses = £1150.00

25+ houses = the fee will be 10% of the planning fee 

Planning application fees

Environmental protection advice provides technical and regulatory guidance to assist applicants, developers, and planning agents on specific environmental health issues when seeking advice at a pre-planning application stage. It aims to achieve sustainable development in compliance with the National Planning Policy Framework. 

The guidance covered by this service includes: 

  • Noise
  • Air quality
  • Contaminated land
  • Odour

If you are interested, take a look at further information and charges


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Alterations - For development of up 200 sqm floor space for commercial / industrial or other uses or alterations to a commercial building where no floor space is created.

Written response = £140.00

New Build and Extensions

  • Up to 200 sqm floor space = £140.00
  • 200 – 1,000 sqm floor space = £700.00
  • 1000 – 10,000 sqm floor space = £1150.00
  • Over 10,000 sqm = 10% of the planning fee

planning application fees

Environmental protection advice provides technical and regulatory guidance to assist applicants, developers, and planning agents on specific environmental health issues when seeking advice at a pre-planning application stage. It aims to achieve sustainable development in compliance with the National Planning Policy Framework.

The guidance covered by this service includes: 

  • Noise
  • Air quality
  • Contaminated land
  • Odour
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Written response - £53.00

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Additional meetings with be arranged if required by the case officer and will be charged at £200 per meeting.

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  • 1,000 – 9,999m2 gross floor area and local scale waste facilities = £866
  • Over 10,000m2 gross floor area and strategic scale waste facilities = £1,155
  • Any new quarry or mine and any extensions to existing site where extraction is more than 15 hectares = £635
  • All other quarry proposals = £231
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Further information

A fee calculated in accordance with the above table will be required in all circumstances, including where advice is sought following a refusal decision or a withdrawal. Verbal advice will be given following a refusal on why a proposal is unacceptable. Any subsequent schemes discussed for the same site will be subject to the fees set out above.

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The planning application fee exemptions which can apply to second applications made following a refusal decision or a withdrawal do not apply to pre-application enquiries.

If the proposal is for mixed use the fee will be worked out on the floor area of the proposal and the number of dwellings. The fee is calculated for each use proposed and the charge will be for whatever will be the highest fee.

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  • Advice relating to protected trees (covered by a Tree Preservation Order or within a conservation area).
  • Advice to third parties affected by development proposals.
  • Advice to parish, city, town councils and area boards relating to development they will commission/undertake.
  • Advice relating to development specifically for the benefit/use of disabled persons. (A disabled person is one to whom Section 29 of the National Assistance Act 1948 applies or a child who is disabled for the purposes of part III of the Children Act 1989. A medical practitioner’s certificate may be required in some cases).
  • Advice on playing fields/recreational facilities for their own use sought by a non-profit making club, society or other organisations, whose objectives are to provide facilities for sport and recreation.
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Please note an enquiry made for a revised proposal within 3 months of the date of the response to the initial enquiry will be free of charge provided that:

  • The enquiry is made by the same person as the previous enquiry.
  • The enquiry relates to the same site or part of the same site as the previous enquiry.
  • The development is of the same character or description as the development to which the earlier enquiry related.
  • The revisions are specifically aimed at addressing matters identified in the first pre-app response and advice and do so comprehensively.
  • Officers will consider one set of revisions only, multiple revision stages will not be acceptable.
  • Further meetings will be at the case of officers' discretion but are unlikely to be necessary.
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Last updated: 8 January 2020 | Last reviewed: 8 January 2020