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Pre-application fees - Weymouth and Portland Borough Council

Details about the fees charged for pre-application advice by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council.

Fees for pre-application consultations all include VAT.

Major developments

Type of developmentInitial submission, meeting and response costCost of additional submissions, meetings and responses
  • Residential development 10 or more dwellings or site area 0.5ha or more
  • Other development 1000m2 or site area 1.0ha or more
£600 £240

Minor developments

Number of propertiesinitial submission and response*Cost of additional submissions, meetings and responses
Up to 2 houses or 4 flats £108 £36
Other residential and minor development £180 £60

Change of use proposal

Initial submission, meeting and response costCost of additional submissions, meetings and responses
£108 £36


Development of an existing dwellinghouse, or development within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse for any purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwellinghouse is free.

A site visit will not normally be carried out for pre-application advice for householder developments.

Other categories of application

All other categories of application including listed buildings and tree enquiries are free.

Please note:

  • if a submission requires the employment and cost of external consultants (eg retail assessment or viability appraisal) this will also be charged to the applicant
  • if a submission requires engagement with Natural England any fees incurred will need to be settled by the applicant direct; find out more
  • payment must be made on submission of the proposal, other than payment for external consultants or additional meetings/response which will be invoiced accordingly

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

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