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Pre-application fees - North Dorset District Council

Fees for pre-application consultations all include VAT.

*If considered necessary by the council

Major developments

Major residential developments

Size of developmentLevel of service to be providedCharges
More than 10 dwellings or a residential site area greater than 0.5 ha Written advice, *site visit £200
1 hour meeting with a planning officer, written advice, *site visit £300
More than 10 Gypsy / Traveller pitches Other- For large or sensitive proposals, we may, at our own discretion, offer the following service:
  • within 14 calendar days, an invitation to meet with a Council development team (limited to 2 hrs). During the following 21 calendar days, the invitation to include details of the information required, to be presented at the development team meeting. The membership of the team to be at the discretion of the Council
  • provide a written summary, within 14 calendar days of the meeting
  • meeting with a planning officer (limited to 1 hour), further letter

£600

Major commercial developments

Size of developmentLevel of service to be providedCharges
Exceeding 1,000 sq. m floor space or a site area greater than 1 ha. Written advice, *site visit £200
1 hr meeting with a planning officer, written advice, *site visit £300
Other- For large or sensitive proposals, we may, at our own discretion, offer the following service:
  • within 14 calendar days, an invitation to meet with a Council development team (limited to 2 hrs). During the following 21 calendar days, the invitation to include details of the information required, to be presented at the development team meeting. The membership of the team to be at the discretion of the Council
  • provide a written summary, within 14 calendar days of the meeting
  • meeting with a planning officer (limited to 1 hour), further letter
£600

Major additional service

Additional level of serviceCharges

*Site visit per officer

£50

Meeting (limited to 1 hour) with an individual specialist officer (e.g. Conservation) and written advice

£50

Meeting with the development team (limited to 1 hour) and written advice

£200

Minor developments

Minor residential developments

Size of developmentLevel of service to be providedCharges

1 to 9 dwellings or a residential site area less than 0.5ha.

Written advice, *site visit

£150

1 and 9 Gypsy / Traveller pitches.

1 hour meeting with a planning officer, written advice, *site visit

£200

Minor commercial developments

Size of developmentLevel of service to be providedCharges
Less than 1,000 sq. m floor space or a site area less than 1ha.

Written advice, *site visit

£150
1 hour meeting with a planning officer, written advice, *site visit £200

 Minor additional service

Additional level of serviceCharges

Meeting with a planning officer (limited to 1 hour), written advice.

£50

*Site visit per officer

£50

Trees Advice

Tree adviceLevel of service to be providedCharges

Tree(s) that are not subject to Conservation Area ( S.211) and Tree Preservation Orders (TPO) protection.

Written advice, *site visit

£150

Works to Tree(s) protected by Conservation Area ( S.211) and TPO regulations.

Written advice, *site visit, *1 hour meeting with a specialist officer.

Free

Other- chargeable and non-chargeable application advice

Other chargeable

OtherLevel of service to be providedCharges

Change of Use

Written advice

£85

Householder development

Written advice

£85

Certificates of Lawful Development

Written advice

£85

Advertisement(s)

Written advice

£85

Prior Notifications - Agriculture & Forestry, Telecommunications, Demolition

Written advice

£85

Non-Material amendments

Written advice

£85

Approval of details of condition(s)

Written advice

£85

Removal / variation of condition(s)

Written advice

£85

Change of Use

Written advice

£85

Other non-chargeable

OtherLevel of service to be providedCharges

Works only requiring Listed Building Consent

Written advice, *meeting with specialist officer and *site visit

Free

Development proposed by

Town & Parish Councils, Social housing providers

Written advice, *meeting with specialist officer and *site visit

Free

Demolition of an un-listed building/structure in a Conservation Area (where not related to development requiring planning permission)

Written advice, *meeting with specialist officer and *site visit

Free

Works to improve the well-being of or accessibility for disabled people.

Written advice, *meeting with specialist officer and *site visit

Free

Other additional service

Additional level of serviceCharges

Meeting with a specialist officer (limited to 1 hour), written advice

£50

*Site visit

£50

Pay the fee by calling or posting a cheque

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