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Pre-application fees - West Dorset District Council

Fees for pre-application consultations all include VAT.

Major developments

Major residential developments (except for affordable housing exception sites) 

Number of dwellingsinitial submission and response*Cost of additional submissions, meetings and responses
10-25 dwellings £600 £240
26-50 dwellings £800 £240
51 and above dwellings £1,000 £240

Major commercial developments

Square metre gross floor areainitial submission and response*Cost of additional submissions, meetings and responses
1,000-9,999 £600 £240
10,000 and above £800 £240

Minor developments (except for affordable housing exception sites)

Number of propertiesinitial submission and response*Cost of additional submissions, meetings and responses
Up to 2 houses or 4 flats £200 £80
3-9 houses or 5-9 flats £300 £120
Minor commercial developments £300 £120

Advice regarding Listed Buildings only

Type of adviceCost
Initial written advice Free
Site visit Pre-application site meetings are only available at a Conservation Officer's discretion and a separate charge of £75 will need to be made.

Advice from Tree Officers

Type of adviceCost
Initial written advice Free
Site visit £50 per visit

All other applications

Type of adviceCost
Written advice only £85
Additional fee for each visit* £50
Additional written response £35
Householder written response only £50

*A meeting will only be held if deemed necessary by the planning authority 

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