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Pre-Application Advice

Pre-Application Fees and Payments

All prices are inclusive of VAT.

Minor applications

Minor applications – including site visit if deemed necessary by the planning officer.

Type Fee
Householder £65
Advert £65
Listed Building £65
Change of Use £135
Up to an hour meeting if requested 30% of initial fee

Platinum Service – £110

This service is for Householder applications only and is subject to availability.

This service will include a site visit and written report within 15 working days of a valid application being received. Please contact Development Services to check the availability of this service.

Medium applications

Medium applications – including a site visit and one meeting of up to one hour.

Type Fee
1-4 dwellings £180 for 1 dwelling, £110 for each subsequent dwelling *
5-9 dwellings £575 for 5 dwellings, £95 for each subsequent dwelling
10-49 dwellings £1,000 for 10 dwellings, £65 for each subsequent dwelling
<100sqm Commercial £140
100-499sqm Commercial £325
500-999sqm Commercial £1,500
Additional meeting of up to one hour 30% of initial fee

* Bespoke proposals such as those which would need to be considered under paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) will fall under the bespoke fee category. Please contact Kettering Borough Council Development Services to discuss the fee and timescales involved.

Major Applications

Major applications – including a site visit and two meetings of up to one hour each.

Type Fee
50-100 dwellings £3,750
101-150 dwellings £4,500
151+ dwellings Bespoke Fee
1000+sqm Commercial Bespoke Fee

Other Development Proposals

Development proposals which do not fall within the categories listed above will be charged at £255. 

Please note that where a proposal includes development falling within one or more categories the fee will be charged at the higher category. 

For non-householder proposals, should you wish to seek advice on multiple options an additional fee is payable. Any second or subsequent option will require an additional payment of 50% of the relevant pre-application fee per option.

How can I pay?

  • Pay Online
  • Telephone on 01536 534316
  • Visit one of our Customer Service Centres 

Cheques should be made payable to Kettering Borough Council.  To pay online or by telephone you will require a reference number which will be issued to you once your submission is received by the Council.