Fees and Charges - Planning Applications

(Effective from 24 May 2018)

The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Regulations 2004 and subsequent amendments can be found at legislation.gov.uk (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Payment must accompany all applications.  Payment can be made on our Online Payments Portal (Opens in a new window or downloads a file), by telephone on 01851 600502.  Payment can also be made at one of the Comhairle Offices (Opens in a new window or downloads a file), except in Stornoway where payment can be made at Stornoway Town Hall.

Where possible, please quote the application Ref. No. when making payment, or where the Ref. No. is unknown please quote the development site address.

Fees and Charges - Planning Applications - Operations
Fees and Charges - Planning Applications - Uses of Land

 Category Category of Development Fee Payable
Fees and Charges - Planning Applications - Operations
 1 Construction of buildings, structures or erections for use as residential accommodation (other than development within category 6).

Where the application is for:

Planning permission in principle:

  1. where the site area does not exceed 2.5 hectares, £401 for each 0.1 hectare or £401 where only one dwelling house is to be created by the development;
  2. 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

Other than planning permission in principle:

  1. where the number of dwelling houses to be created by the development does not exceed 50, £401 for each dwelling house;
  2. where the number of dwelling houses to be created by the development exceeds 50, £20,050 plus £200 for each dwelling house in excess of 50, subject to a maximum of £124,850.
 2 The erection of buildings (other than buildings coming within category 1, 3, 4 or 6)

Where the application is for:

Planning permission in principle:

  1. where the site area does not exceed 2.5 hectares, £401 for each 0.1 hectare;
  2. 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;

Other than planning permission in principle:

  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. 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);
  4.  where the area of gross floor space to be created by the development exceeds 3,750 square metres, £20,050 plus £200 for each 75 square metres (or part thereof), in excess of 3,750 square metres, subject to a maximum in total of £125,000.
3 The erection, on land used for the purposes of agriculture, of buildings to be used for agricultural purposes (other than buildings in category 4).

Where the application is for:

Planning permission in principle:

  1. 401 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area, subject to a maximum of £10,028;

In all other cases:

  1. where the ground area to be covered by the development exceeds 465 square metres but does not exceed 540 square metres, £401;
  2. where the ground area to be covered by the development exceeds 540 square metres, £401 plus £401 for each 75 square metres (or part thereof) in excess of 540 square metres, subject to a maximum in total of £20,055.
4 The erection of glasshouses on land used for the purposes of agriculture.  Where the ground area to be covered by the development exceeds 465 square metres, £2,321.
The erection, alteration or replacement of plant or machinery.

Where the site area:

  • does not exceed 5 hectares, £401 for each 0.1 hectare;
  • 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.
 6 The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of existing dwelling houses.

Where the application relates to:

  • one dwelling house, £202;
  • 2 or more dwelling houses, £401.
 7A

The carrying out of operations, including the erection of a building, within the curtilage of an existing dwelling house, for purposes ancillary to the enjoyment of the dwelling house as such;

£202

7B

The erection or construction of gates, fences, walls or other means of enclosure along a boundary of the curtilage of an existing dwelling house;

£202

7C

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

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

Where the site area:

  • does not exceed 7.6 hectares, £401 for each 0.1 hectare;
  • exceeds 7.6 hectares, £30,476 plus £200 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 7.6 hectares, subject to a maximum in total of £125,000.
 9 The placing or assembly of equipment in any part of any marine waters for the purposes 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.
 9A The construction of a hydro-electric generating station and the carrying out of any other operations in connection with the construction of the generating station, including the construction or installation of any means of access to the generating station, pipes or other conduits and overhead electric lines.  £401 for each 0.1 hectare, subject to a maximum of £20,055. 
10 The carrying out of any operations not coming within any of the above categories.

In the case of operations for:

  • The winning and working of minerals:
  1. where the site area does not exceed 15 hectares, £202 for each 0.1 hectare;
  2. 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;
  • the winning and working of peat, £202 for each hectare of the site area, subject to a maximum of £3,024;
  • any other purpose, £202 for each 0.1 hectare of the site area, subject to a maximum of £2,016.
Fees and Charges - Planning Applications - Uses of Land
Category  Category of Development  Fee Payable
 11  The change of use of a building to use as one or more dwelling houses.

Where the number of additional dwelling houses to be created by the development:

  • does not exceed 50, £401 for each additional dwelling house;
  • where the number of additional dwelling houses to be created by the development exceeds 50, £20,050 plus £200 for each additional dwelling house in excess of 50, subject to a maximum in total of £124,850.
 12A 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.

 Where the site area:

  • does not exceed 15 hectares, £202 for each 0.1 hectare;
  • 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.
 12B The use of land for the storage of minerals in the open.

 Where the site area:

  • does not exceed 15 hectares, £202 for each 0.1 hectare;
  • exceeds 15 hectares, £30,240 plus £100 for each 0.1 hectare in excess of 15 hectares, subject to a maximum of £125,000.
 13 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 Where an application for determination as to whether the prior approval of the authority will be required in relation to demolition; forestry, agricultural buildings, domestic micro-wind turbines, and domestic air-source heat pumps.  £78
 15

Where an application for Prior Approval is made in relation to (23) (b) of Class 67 of the General Permitted Development Order.

 
£300 
 16 Where an application is made for Advertisement Consent.  £202
17 Applications under Regulation 62 (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) of The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 1994. £30
18 Agricultural or forestry private ways, As identified within Paragraph 8 of the Policy Note (Opens in a new window or downloads a file). £0