Planning fees

Planning Application fees as from 17 January 2018

All planning applications must be accompanied by the correct fee. No decision will be taken on an application unless the correct fee has been paid.

Payment may be made online if you are submitting via the Planning Portal as part of the submission or once a Planning Portal reference has been generated via our online payment form. 

Pay your planning fees online

If submitting by post you can pay by cheque or postal order made payable to 'London Borough of Brent' or by debit/credit card if submitted to our Customer Service Centre at Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ.

When paying please make sure you give us written notice of the payment made and what application it relates to.

Fee assessment

Please indicate in writing what category of fee (number or number and letter) you have understood the application to relate to and provide details of any calculations where relevant. Where proposal is a mixed development indicate all categories applicable, again indicating the separate calculations relating to each of the categories.

Refunds

Fees cannot be refunded if an application is registered as valid, withdrawn, refused or amended. If you pay too much or if we have to return your application because it is "invalid" (e.g. incomplete and therefore unable to be registered), a refund may be made on written request in appropriate cases.

Lawful development application fees

View our advice leaflet for information on calculating your fees for certificates of lawful use or development.

Fees list

1. Householder application
Alterations, improvements or extensions to an existing dwelling. Includes loft conversions, garages, gates, driveways, fences, satellite dishes.
£206 for a single property.  

Full Planning Applications
2(a)Two or more dwellinghouses. Alterations/extensions to two or more dwellinghouses including works within boundaries

 £407
2(b) Conversions - main
From a single house into two or more single dwellings (e.g. flats, houses or maisonettes)
For 50 or fewer houses £462 for each additional house.
2(c) Conversion and Erection of new houses, maisonettes or flats - full application or reserved matter For 50 or fewer dwellings £462 for each one. For more than 50 dwellings £22,859 for the first 50, then £138 for each additional one, up to a maximum total fee of £300,000.
3. Change of use of land or buildings £462.
4. Erection of new houses, maisonettes or flats - outline application

£462 for each 0.1 hectare of site (or part of) where the area does not exceed 2.5 hectares.

Where the site exceeds 2.5 hectares: £11,432 for the first 2.5 hectares, then £138 for each additional 0.1 hectare (or part of), up to a maximum total fee of £150,000.

5(a) Non-residential building works - outline application £462 for each 0.1 hectare of site (or part of) where the area does not exceed 5 hectares.
 
Where the site exceeds 2.5 hectares: £11,432 for the first 2.5 hectares, then £138 for each additional 0.1 hectare (or part of), up to a maximum total fee of £150,000.
5(b) Non-residential building works - full application or reserved matter where no floor space will be created by the development

£234.

5(c) Non-residential building works - full application or reserved matter where no floor space will be created by the development or the total amount of floor space is:

Not more than 40m sq - £234

Between 40m sq and 75m sq - £462

Between 75m sq and 3,750m sq - £462 for every 75m sq (or part of).

More than 3,750m sq - £22,859 for the first 3,750m sq, then £138 for each additional 75m sq (or part of), up to a maximum total fee of £300,000.

6(a) Plant and machinery erection, alteration or replacement where the site does not exceed 5 hectares

£462 for each 0.1 hectare (or part of) where site does not exceed 15 hectares.

6(b) Plant and machinery erection, alteration or replacement where the site is over 5 hectares

£22,859 for the first 5 hectares, then £138 for each additional 0.1 hectare (or part of), up to a maximum total fee of £300,000.

7(a) Disposal of waste or refuse or open storage of minerals where the site does not exceed 15 hectares

£234 for each 0.1 hectare (or part of) where site does not exceed 15 hectares.

7(b) Disposal of waste or refuse or open storage of minerals where the site exceeds 15 hectares  £34,934 for the first 15 hectares, then £138 for each additional 0.1 hectare (or part of), up to a maximum total fee of £78,000.
8. Car parks, service roads or other means of access

£234 (for existing uses only) or £462 (if a change of use).

9. Applications to vary or remove a previous planning condition £234
10(a) Advertisements relating to the business on the premises £132
10(b) Advertisements advance signs directing the public to a business £132
10(c) Advertisements other advertisements (e.g. hoardings) £462
11. New shopfronts
£234
12. Applications under the General Permitted Development Order by telecommunications code system operators £462
13. Applications to demolish buildings £96
14(a) Discharge of condition(s) relating to householder permissions £34
14(b) Discharge of condition(s) relating to relating to all other permissions £116
15(a) Non material amendment(s) relating to householder development £34
15(b) Non material amendment(s) in any other case £234
16. Application for Permission in Principle (valid from June 2018) £402 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
PRIOR APPROVALS  
16(a) Prior approval for Proposed Change of Use to State Funded School or Registered Nursery  £96
16(b) Prior approval for Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a State Funded School or Registered Nursery £96
16(c) Prior approval for Proposed Use of Agricultural Building to a flexible use within Shops, Financial and Professional services, Restaurants and Cafes, Business, Storage and Distribution, Hotels, or Assembly or Leisure £96
16(d) Prior approval for Proposed Change of Use of a building from Office (Use Class B1) Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouse)
£96
16(e) Prior approval for Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3), where there are no Associated Building Operations £96
16(f) Prior approval for Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3), and Associated Building Operations £206
16(g) Prior approval for Proposed Change of Use of a building from a Retail (Use Class A1 or A2) Use or a Mixed Retail and Residential Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouse), where there are no Associated Building Operations  £96
16(h) Prior approval for Proposed Change of Use of a building from a Retail (Use Class A1 or A2) Use or a Mixed Retail and Residential Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouse), and Associated Building Operations £206
16(i) Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Storage or Distribution Buildings (Use Class B8) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) £96
16(j) Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Amusement Arcades/Centres and Casinos, (Use Class Sui Generis) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) £96
16(k) Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Amusement  Arcades/Centres and Casinos, (Use Class Sui Generis) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) and Associated Building Operations £206
16(l) Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Shops (Use Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Use Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops and Casinos (Use Class Sui Generis) to Restaurants and Cafes (Use Class A3) £96
16(m) Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Shops (Use Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Use Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops and Casinos (Use Class Sui Generis) to Restaurants and Cafes (Use Class A3), and Associated Building Operations £206
16(n) Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Shops (Use Class A1) and Financial and Professional Services (Use Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops (Use Class Sui Generis) to Assembly and Leisure Uses (Use Class D2) £96
16(0) Notification for Prior Approval for a Development Consisting of the Erection or Construction of a Collection Facility within the Curtilage of a Shop £96
16(p)  Notification for Prior Approval for the Temporary Use of Buildings or Land for the Purpose of Commercial Film-Making and the Associated Temporary Structures, Works, Plant or Machinery required in Connection with that Use £96
16(q) Notification for Prior Approval for the Installation, Alteration or Replacement of other Solar Photovoltaics (PV) equipment on the Roofs of Non-domestic Buildings, up to a Capacity of 1 Megawatt £96

Concessions – Exemptions from Payment

There are several types of application where no fee or a reduced fee applies. Please view the fees for planning application guidance page for more information.