Fee Levels for Pre-Application Advice

Nottinghamshire County Council charges for the pre-application service it provides. The fee for this service depends on the scale of the development and is set out below. Some advice like confirmation as to whether planning permission is required will continue to be provided free of charge. 

Fee levels

Category Definition Fee level
Significant Significant minerals and waste schemes:
  • All new and extensions to opencast coal sites.
  • All new quarries or landfill sites.
  • Any extensions (site area, mineral reserve, void area or life) to existing quarries or land fill sites where extraction or deposit exceeds 30,000 tpa
  • Any waste management facility processing over 30,000 tpa.
  • Major energy, minerals or infrastructure proposals, including all stages of hydro- carbon development

Any development involving creation or change of use of 500 sq.m or more floor space

£1000, plus VAT
(meeting and written advice)
Major
  • Any extensions (site area, mineral reserve,void area or life) to existing quarries or land fill sites where extraction or deposit is between 5,000 and 30,000 tpa
  • Any waste management facility processing between 5,000 and 30,000 tpa
  • Any development involving the creation or change of use of between 150 and 500 sq.m floor space.
£600 plus VAT
(meeting and written advice)
Minor
  • Minor minerals and waste proposals, not listed in the significant or major categories, such as minor variations/non- compliance to existing schemes/installation of plant and machinery.
  • Any development involving the creation or change of use of floor space less than 150 sqm or development involving no new floor space.
£300 plus VAT
(meeting and written advice)
Other
  • Informal, office-based meeting up to one hour to discuss any proposal
£100, plus VAT
(no written advice)
  
Please note: This fee would be deducted from any subsequent fee for further pre-application advice sought from any of the three categories above
Free    
  • Confirmation as to whether planning permission required
  • Any proposal for which there is no planning fee
  • Any  proposal  relating  to  the needs of people with disabilities
Free

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