Planning Application Fees

Planning Fees are set by the Scottish Government and are payable to the City Council so that it can recover some of the costs of processing applications.

How To Make A Payment

Fees can be paid by debit/credit card along with your application through the Scottish Government's Planning Portal or by telephone to the Council on 01382 433383 
Alternatively, cash, cheque and debit/credit card payments can be made in person at Dundee House. Cheques can be posted to Development Management, Floor 6, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay St, Dundee DD1 1LS (please make cheques payable to "Dundee City Council" and include the application address and reference number, if known) (please do not send cash). A receipt will be issued in all cases.

 

Most Common Fees and Charges

Householder Development –£202

Certificate of Lawfulness for Proposed Householder Development –£101

Advertisement Applications –£202

New Housing – £401per unit

Change of Use –£401

Placing an advertisement in the Local Press to advertise an application – £100


Fees


 

  1. Houses

Construction of buildings, structures or erections for use as residential accommodation (other than development within Category 6).

 

Where the application is for:

  1. planning permission in principle -

    (i) where the site area does not exceed 2.5 hectares, £401 for each 0.1 hectare or £401 where only one dwellinghouse is to be created by the development;

    (ii) where the site area exceeds 2.5 hectares, £10,028 plus £100 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 2.5 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £62,500;
     
  2. other than planning permission in principle -

    (i) where the number of dwellinghouses to be created by the development does not exceed 50, £401 for each dwellinghouse;

    (ii) where the number of dwellinghouses to be created by the development exceeds 50, £20,050 plus £200 for each dwellinghouse in excess of 50, subject to a maximum in total of £124,850.

 

  1. Other Buildings

The erection of buildings (other than buildings coming within Category 1, 3, 4 or 6)

 

Where the application is for -

  1. planning permission in principle -

    (i) where the site area does not exceed 2.5 hectares, £401 for each 0.1 hectare;

    (ii) where the site area exceeds 2.5 hectares, £10,028 plus £100 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 2.5 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £62,500;
     
  2. other than planning permission in principle -

    (i) where no floor space is to be created by the development or where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development does not exceed 40 square metres, £202;

    (ii) where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 40 square metres but does not exceed 75 square metres, £401;
     
    (iii) where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 75 square metres but does not exceed 3,750 square metres, £401 for each 75 square metres (or part thereof);
     
    (iv) where the area of gross floor space exceeds 3,750 square metres, £200 for each 75 square metres (or part thereof), subject to a maximum in total of £125,000.
  1. Agricultural Buildings

The erection of buildings (other than buildings coming within Category 1, 3, 4 or 6)

 

  1. where the application is for planning permission in principle, £401 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area, subject to a maximum of £10,028;
  2. in all other cases;

 

 

  1. where the ground area to be covered by the development exceeds 465m2 but does not exceed 540m2 - £401;

 

 

  1. where the ground area to be covered by the development exceeds 540m2 - £401 and an additional £401 for each 75m2 (or part thereof) in excess of 540m2, subject to a maximum in total of £20,055.
  1. Agricultural Glasshouses

The erection of glasshouses on land used for the purposes of agriculture.

 

Where the ground area to be covered by the development exceeds 465m2 - £2,321.

  1. Plant and Machinery

The erection, alteration or replacement of plant or machinery.

 

Where the site area -

  1. does not exceed 5 hectares, £401 for each 0.1 hectare;
  2. exceeds 5 hectares, £20,050 plus £200 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 5 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £125,000.

  1. Householder

The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of existing dwellinghouses.

 

  1. where the application relates to one dwellinghouse - £202; and

 

 

  1. where the application relates to 2 or more dwellinghouses - £401.

The carrying out of operations, including the erection of a building within the curtilage of an existing dwellinghouse, for purposes ancillary to the enjoyment of the dwellinghouses as such.

 

£202

The erection or construction of gates, fences, walls or other means of enclosure along a boundary of the curtilage of an existing dwellinghouse.

 

£202

  1. Car Parks etc

The construction of car parks, service roads and other means of access on land used for the purposes of a single undertaking, where the development is required for a purpose incidental to the existing use of the land.

 

£202

  1. Oil and Gas Exploration

The carrying out of any operations connected with the exploratory drilling for oil or natural gas.

 

Where the site area -

  1. does not exceed 7.6 hectares, £401 for each 0.1 hectare;
  2. exceeds 7.6 hectares, £30,240 plus £200 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 7.6 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £125,000.

  1. Fish Farming

The placing or assembly of equipment in any part of any marine waters for the purpose of fish farming.

 

£183 for each 0.1 hectare of the surface area of the marine waters to be used in relation to the placement or assembly of any equipment for the purposes of fish farming and £63 for each 0.1 hectare of the sea bed to be used in relation to such development, subject to a maximum of £18,270.

  1. Other Operations

The carrying out of any operations not coming within any of the above categories.

 

In the case of operations for -

 

  1. the winning and working of minerals,

    (i) where the site area does not exceed 15 hectares, £202 for each 0.1 hectare;

    (ii) where the site area exceeds 15 hectares, £30,240 plus £100 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 15 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £125,000;

 

 

  1. the winning and working of peat, £202 for each hectare of the site area, subject to a maximum of £3,024;

 

 

  1. any other purpose, £202 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area, subject to a maximum of £2,016.
  1. Change Of Use to Dwellings

The change of use of a building to use as one or more dwellinghouses.

 

Where the number of additional dwellinghouses to be created by the development -

  1. does not exceed 50, £401 for each additional dwellinghouse;
  2. where the number of additional dwellinghouses to be created by the development exceeds 50, £20,050 plus £200 for each additional dwellinghouse in excess of 50, subject to a maximum in total of £124,850.

  1. Use for Disposal of Waste/Storage of Minerals
  1. The use of land for the disposal of refuse or waste materials or for the deposit of material remaining after minerals have been extracted from land; or

 

Where the site area -

  1. does not exceed 15 hectares, £202 for each 0.1 hectare;
  2. exceeds 15 hectares, £30,240 plus £100 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 15 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £125,000.

  1. The use of land for the storage of minerals in the open.

 

Where the site area -

  1. does not exceed 15 hectares, £202 for each 0.1 hectare;
  2. exceeds 15 hectares, £30,240 plus £100 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 15 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £125,000.

  1. Other Change Of Use

The making of a material change in the use of a building or land, other than a material change of use within Category 11 or 12; or in the use of equipment placed or assembled in marine waters for the purposes of fish farming.

 

£401


14. Certificate Of Lawfulness

Applications under Section 150 (1)(a) or (b) of the Act (existing use or development).

 

The amount payable is that in respect of an application for planning permission to institute the use or carry out the operations specified in the application.

Applications under Section 150 (1)(c) of the Act (Failure to comply with Condition).

 

£202

Applications under Section 151 (1) of the Act (Proposed use or development).

 

Half the amount that would normally have been payable under the main scale of fees.

Applications under Section 151 (1)(a) where the proposed use is one or more dwellinghouses.

 

£401 per dwellinghouse to a MAXIMUM of £20,055.


15. Approval of matters specified in conditions

All applications for the approval of matters specified in conditions (AMSC) except as provided for below:

 

At the same rate as for full applications for planning permission.

  1. Where earlier AMSC application(s) have incurred fees not less than the fee which would have been payable in respect of the approval of all the matters specified  by the planning permission in principle, in a single application.

 

£401 per application.

  1. Where an earlier AMSC application has incurred fees at a rate lower than that prevailing at the date of the current application and subject to as above.

 

£401 for the current application.


16. Section 42 Application to vary a condition

Flat fee of £202


17. Advertisements

Flat fee of £202


18. Prior Approval

Flat fee of £106


19. Exemptions and concessions

Exemptions (No Fee Payable)

Works to improve a disabled persons access to a public building or to improve access, safety, health or comfort at that person's dwellinghouse.

Applications required because of the removal of permitted development rights by a condition or by an Article 4 Direction.

Applications required because of the removal by a condition of a right to make a change of use within the Use Classes Order.

Applications for Listed Building Consent or Conservation Area Consent.

Certain applications for Agricultural Buildings.

Concessions

Applications (including advertisement applications) by Community Councils.

 

Half normal fee.

Applications made by non-profit making clubs, societies, trusts etc for the object of providing sport or recreation facilities.

 

£401.

Alternative schemes for development on the same land.

 

Highest of the fees applicable for each option and a sum equal to half the rest.

Development crossing planning authority boundaries.

 

Only one fee, paid to the authority having the larger or largest site but separately calculated for the whole scheme, and subject to special ceiling.

 

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