Using the ePlanning.scot Fee Calculator is the easiest way to calculate a fee, and can be used without having to log in or to submit an application.
Once you know your correct fee, paying is also easy, and can be done whilst submitting your application on ePlanning.scot.
For those applicants or agents who need to make an additional payment, or for applicants who may wish to pay after their agent has submitted, you can also pay for your planning application online using this link (for a quick guide to using this payment system, have a look at this blog post from November 2020.)
Fees for planning applications set by the Scottish Government change on 1 April 2022 for almost all application types. This means everything submitted to us on or after 1 April 2022 will be affected including:
‘full’ planning permission
planning permission in principle
certificates of lawfulness
Amongst the changes, the standard ‘householder’ fee increases from £202 to £300, whilst the standard fee for the construction of one new house increases from £401 to £600.
A Non-Material Variation (NMV) application is a proposal to change an approved development that will not significantly alter what was granted planning permission.
Starting from 1 April 2021, we have introduced a new and streamlined way to apply for NMVs, with a new formalised Application Form and Customer Guidance for applying. It will allow us to process NMVs in a more efficient way.
NMV applications will now also be subject to a charge based on the scale of your development.
Developments which are primarily related to improving accessibility for people with disabilities are exempt.
A non-material variation essentially means that the proposed changes to a development will not significantly alter the scheme that was originally granted planning permission.
When considering a request for a non-material variation, planning officers will consider the cumulative impact of the proposed change alongside any other requests for non-material variations that have been made previously.
What permissions does a NMV relate to?
A non-material variation can only relate to a planning permission that has been granted. It is tied to the original planning permission and is not a new consent.
It is also important that you check and confirm any changes with Building Standards to ensure that any variations proposed in your NMV application still comply with the relevant Building Regulations.
Payments should be made online on our new NMV Payment Page – please note that we cannot accept payments over the phone or by cheque.
If an application for a NMV is successful, we will agree the variation in writing and a copy of the decision letter will be added to the planning portal. The drawings will then constitute the approved drawings for your planning permission. The original permission remains in effect but must be read in conjunction with the variations agreed under the NMV application.