Application fees

Applicants are charged for:

  • Applications for authorisation under sections 52 and 53 of the Planning Act 2008, obtaining information about interests in land and rights of entry
  • Venue costs, where the Applicant does not provide a venue for a hearing
  • A fee to accompany the application (the ‘Acceptance fee’)
  • A Pre-examination fee following the appointment of the Inspector(s) initially chosen to examine the application
  • An initial payment in respect of the handling of an application (payable at the beginning of the Examination stage, following the Preliminary Meeting)
  • A final payment in respect of the handling of an application (payable on completion of the Examination stage)

Fee Charges from 1 April 2022

The table below shows the fees payable from 1 April 2022 for existing and new applications. The Infrastructure Planning (Fees) Regulations 2010 and subsequent amendments can be viewed at legislation.gov.uk

DescriptionFee
Fee in respect of applications for authorisation under sections 52 and 53
A request for authorisation under section 52(2) (information about interests in land). £1,667
A request for authorisation under section 53(1) (rights of entry).£1,667
Fee to accompany application
The Planning Inspectorate must charge the Applicant a fee in respect of the decision by the Secretary of State under section 55 (Acceptance of applications) whether or not to accept the application. The fee must accompany the application.£7,488
Pre-examination fee
Following a decision under section 61 (Initial choice of Panel or single Inspector) the Planning Inspectorate must notify the Applicant in writing of the Pre-examination fee. The Pre-examination fee is:-
  • Single Inspector
  • Panel of two Inspectors
  • Panel of three Inspectors
  • Panel of more than three Inspectors
  • £21,674
  • £35,844
  • £50,014
  • £71,686
*Initial payment in respect of the handling of an application
  • Where an examination is handled by a single Inspector


  • Where an examination is handled by a panel of two Inspectors


  • Where an examination is handled by a panel of three Inspectors


  • Where an examination is handled by a panel of more than three Inspectors
  • £1,026 per estimated relevant day
  • £1,631 per estimated relevant day
  • £2,234 per estimated relevant day
  • £3,402 per estimated relevant day
Final payment in respect of the handling of an application
Following notification of the completion of the Examination stage under section 99.
The final payment is dependent on the number of days actually required for the examination:-
  • Where a single Inspector has examined the application

  • Where a panel of two Inspectors has examined the application

  • Where a panel of three Inspectors has examined the application

  • Where a panel of more than three Inspectors has examined the application
  • £2,051 per relevant day*
  • £3,261 per relevant day*
  • £4,468 per relevant day*
  • £6,803 per relevant day*
*Less the initial payment

Archive fees

Details of fees for applications submitted before 1 April 2022 are on our archive fees page.