Planning Fees and Our Costs

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RTPI Regulated

We are a regulated company by the Royal Town Planning Institute.  Following its Codes of Conduct, we are required by the code of conduct to enter into a formal written agreement prior to commencing work on your behalf.

This is a legally binding agreement that protects the interests of both parties by setting out the terms and conditions of the engagement and the scope of work the commission entails.

Planning Consultancy Fees

Our fees are generally based on an hourly rate.  Your fee proposal is structured in this way based on our experience of how many hours a project is likely to involve.

However, depending on your project there may be occasions when a fixed fee many be appropriate.


On instruction, which can be via a confirmation email that you wish to engage our services, a deposit to cover disbursements will be required and this will be confirmed in the letter of engagement.

Should the required work go outside of the scope or change as the project evolves, we reserve the right to revisit the budget at which point you can take a decision as to whether to continue. Similarly, should it take less time than expected we will only charge for the time spent on the project.

Application Fees

It should be noted that Local Authority planning fees are not included within our fees and these will need to be paid separately prior to an application being submitted. These should be paid directly to the Local Planning Authority or via the planning portal.

We will give a guide to the planning costs in our initial costings. 

Please follow the link below to be directed to the latest guide to the fees for planning applications in England.