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What planning fees are applicable to my application?

You are required to pay a fee to the Park Authority for most planning applications. These fees are set by Scottish Government and help to cover the costs associated with processing an application. The fee depends on the type and scale of the proposed development.

Details on how you can pay your planning fee can be found here.

Full Planning Permission Applications

 

Applications Cost
Alterations, extensions, operations, etc within the curtilage of existing dwellinghouses.

 

£202 per dwellinghouse. Where application relates to 2 or more dwellinghouses – £401.

 

Erection of new dwellinghouses or conversion of existing buildings to form new dwellinghouses.

 

£401 per dwellinghouse created. Maximum £20,200 (=50 houses).

 

Erection of buildings other than dwellinghouses. Extensions to buildings for agricultural purposes. Erection of short term holiday let accommodation.

 

Works creating no additional floor space or not more than 40 sq m of additional floor space – £202. More than 40 sq m but not more than 75 sq m of additional floor space – £401. Each additional 75 sq m (or part thereof) – £401. Maximum £20,055 (=3,750 sq m).

 

Erection of agricultural buildings.

 

(Only for buildings that do not benefit from Permitted Development Rights)

 

Where the gross floor space is less than 465 sq m – NIL. Over 465 sq m but not exceeding 540 sq m – £401; where the gross floor area is over 540 sq m £401  for the first 540 sq m and £401 for each 75 sq m in excess of that figure subject to a maximum of £20,055.

 

Erection of agricultural glasshouse buildings.

 

 

Where the gross floor area is less than 465 sq m – NIL. Over 465 sq m – £2,321.

 

Erection, alteration or replacement of plant and machinery.

 

£401 per 0.1ha (or part thereof) of the site area. Maximum £20,055 (=5ha).

 

 

Planning Permission in Principle and Matters Specified in Conditions

 

Applications Cost
Planning permission in principle

 

 

£401 per 0.1ha (or part thereof) of site area. Maximum £10,028 (=2.5 ha), or £401 for a single dwellinghouse.

 

Matters specified in conditions

 

 

 

Fee based on floor space/numbers of dwellinghouses involved,up to the total fee that would be incurred for a detailed planning application for the entire development. Once the maximum is reached, £401 per application.

 

 

Other Types of Application

 

Applications Cost
Winning, working or storage of minerals etc (other than peat) and waste disposal.

 

£202 per 0.1ha (or part thereof) of site area. Maximum £30,240 (=15ha).

 

Winning and working of peat.

 

£202 per hectare (or part thereof) of site area. Maximum £3,024(=15ha).

 

Car parks, service roads or other accesses (existing uses only).

 

£202

 

Other operations on land.

 

£202 per 0.1ha (or part thereof) of site area. Maximum £2,020(=1ha).

 

For non-compliance with conditions including retention of temporary buildings etc.

 

£202 (if not exempt as a revision).

 

 

Change of use to (and sub-division of) dwellinghouses.

 

£401 per additional dwellinghouse created. Maximum £20,055 (=50 dwellinghouses).

 

Other changes of use excluding dwellinghouses, waste or minerals.

 

£401

 

Advertisements

 

£202

 

Applications for determinations as to whether the prior approval of the authority is required for agricultural/ forestry and other buildings with permitted development rights.

 

£78

 

 

Renewal of an expired consent

 

Calculate as for new application

 

Renewal of an existing consent
Pre-2009 Decision NoticePost-2009 Decision Notice
£202Calculate as for new application

 

 

Marine Fish Farms

 

 

 

£183 for each 0.1 hectare of the surface area plus

£63 for each 0.1 hectare of the sea bed to a maximum of £18,270.

 

 

 

Exemptions and Concessions

 

Applications Cost
Works to improve a disabled person’s access to a public building, or to improve their access, safety, health or comfort at their dwellinghouse.

 

No application fee or advert fee.

 

 

Applications (including advertisement applications) made by, or on behalf of, a Community Council.

 

Half the normal fee.

 

 

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

 

No fee.

 

 

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

 

No fee.

 

 

Revised or fresh applications for development of the same character or description within 12 months of either:

·         the date of a permission

·         the date of a refusal, or

·         the date the earlier application was valid, if withdrawn

Only one such application will be exempt.

 

No fee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternative schemes.

 

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

 

Development crossing planning authority boundaries requiring several applications.

 

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

 

 

Please note: if your application includes more than one category of fee, only the higher of the two fees is charged, unless the development involves the creation of new residential units, in which case the total of the two fees is payable.

Advert Fees

  • £150 for normal applications
  • £300 for EIA applications

If further assistance is required to calculate the fee for your proposal, please contact our Planning Information Manager tel: 01389 722024 or e-mail: planning@lochlomond-trossachs.org.

When is an advertisement fee required?

For certain applications, you are required to pay the cost of a public advertisement in the local newspaper. For example, you are required to pay an advert fee where there is neighbouring land within 20 metres of the application site boundary which has no premises that we can send a neighbour notification letter to (please be aware this is no longer required for Householder applications for planning permission).

The advertisement fee is £150 per application for publication.

We recommend you submit an advert fee at the time you make your application. Failure to pay the advert fee will delay the processing of your application. If you submit an advert fee and it is not required, we will always provide a refund.

If you are unsure whether an advertisement fee will be required for your application, please call us on 01389 722024 or email planning@lochlomond-trossachs.org.

An advertisement fee is required:

  • For neighbour notification purposes if there are no premises on neighbouring land (excluding householder applications for planning permission);
  • If land owners of the site are unknown;
  • If the proposal is a departure from the Development Plan;
  • If an Environmental Statement has been submitted (this requires a double advert fee of £300 for two adverts); or
  • If the proposal is for one of the following classes of development: the use of land as a scrap yard or coal yard or for working minerals; disposal, storage or reclaiming of waste material;
  • the use of buildings as a theatre, cinema, music hall, dance hall, fun fair, bingo hall, casino, skating rink, swimming bath, gymnasium, indoor games hall, Turkish or other vapour bath, licensed premises or hot food shop; or public convenience;
  • construction of a building over 20 metres in height;
  • use of buildings and land which will alter the character of an area of established amenity;
  • anything that will introduce significant change into a largely uniform area;
  • anything that will affect housing because of fumes, noise, vibration, smoke, artificial lighting, solid or liquid waste;
  • anything that will bring crowds into a generally quiet area or which will cause activity and noise between 8pm and 8am;
  • sewage works, slaughterhouse, zoo, wildlife park, animal breeding, motor car or motor cycle racing, crematorium or cemetery

When is a planning application fee not required?

Some applications are exempt from a fee. These include:

  • Revised or fresh applications for development or advertisements of the same character or description within 12 months of refusal, or if withdrawn, the date the earlier application was submitted.
  • Revised or fresh application for development of the same character or description within 12 months of receiving permission.
  • Applications required because of the removal by a condition of a right to make a change of use within the Use Classes Order.
  • Applications required because of the removal of permitted development rights by a condition or by an Article 4 direction.
  • Works to improve a disabled person’s access to a public building, or to improve their access, safety, health or comfort at their dwellinghouse.
  • Listed Building or Conservation Area Consent applications.

Where an application is made by, or on behalf of, a Community Council, the fee payable shall be one half of the amount that would otherwise be payable.

If my application is exempt from a fee, do I still need to pay the advertisement fee?

Yes, if your application is exempt from an application fee for one of the reasons specified above, you still have to pay the advert fee, except where the application is for works to improve a disabled person’s access to a building.

What if my application includes more than one fee category?

If your application includes more than one category of fee, only the higher of the two fees is charged, unless the development involves the creation of new residential units, in which case the total of the two fees is payable.

Will my application be accepted as valid without the correct fee?

The correct planning application fee must be paid before an application can be accepted as valid.

Failure to pay the advert fee will delay a decision on your application. We therefore recommend you pay the advert fee at the time you make your application.

If I over-pay the fee, will the remainder be refunded?

If you submit an advert fee and it is not required or you overpay the planning application fee, we will refund any monies due back to you once the application is validated. The National Park Authority will automatically make a refund using the same payment method that the payment was received.

Do I get a refund if my application is withdrawn or refused?

Fees are not refunded if planning permission is refused, or if the application is withdrawn. 

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