Fees for planning applications are set by the Government and apply nationally to all applications in England. The following fees were set in November 2012 (and amended in April 2014) and must be submitted with your application in order for us to register it. Cheques should be made payable to St Albans District Council.
Fees for common projects - April 2014
Below are the fees for the most common projects. Please see the download below for the full list, which also provides the fees for more complex or less common projects.
|Application type||Description ||Fee|
Alterations/extensions to a single dwelling (but excluding flats), including works within the boundary such as outbuildings.
|Full Planning Applications|
Alterations/extensions to two or more dwellings (or two or more flats), including works within the boundaries.
New dwellings (up to and including 50)
£385 per dwelling
Lawful Development Certificates (Householder only)
For proposed development or use
For existing development or use
|Discharge of conditions||Request for confirmation that one or more planning conditions have been complied with. This is essential for any pre-commencement conditions on exisiting permissions|
£28 per request for Householder applications
£97 per request for all other applications
|Non-material amendment||Non-material amendment following grant of planning permission|
£28 in respect of Householder applications
£195 in respect of other developments
|Change of use|
Change of use of a building or land, including change of use of building to up to 50 dwellings
|Removal or variation of condition|
Removal or variation of condition following grant of planning permission
|Prior Approval Change of Use||Change of use of a building under the Prior Approval scheme|