Planning Fees

Since 31 March 2019, the Council no longer accepts payments by cheque, so all fees will need to be paid by debit/credit card transaction or by BACS. Further details regarding how to pay are available in Online Payments information.

Planning Application Fees

A summary of the Planning Application fees (external link) is available. If further assistance is required on calculating the correct planning fee, there is a fee calculator available on the planning portal website (external link). Otherwise, further information regarding this can be obtained by telephoning the Technical Team on 01892 602010.

Pre-Application Planning Advice

The Council charges for certain pre-application planning advice.  A detailed information sheet  giving the charges is available.

Planning Related Documents

Details of charges made for documents produced by the Planning and Building Control service is available.

Land Charges Fees

Details of the  for Local Land Charge searches together with Component Data on the CON29 form.

Requests for Component Data need to be submitted to the Council on the appropriate form together with the correct fee. Please allow 2-4 working days for this Search to be completed. Should Personal Search companies wish to collect this additional information at the time of completing the Personal Search then please allow at least 3 working days from application to making your Search appointment.

A document entitled explains the methodology in the setting of these fee charges.

Building Regulation Fees

Shared Building Control services of Wealden District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council are operating under the new branding of ‘East Sussex Building Control Partnership’.

The Building Regulation Fees available for the East Sussex Building Control Partnership, are divided into Plan and Inspection Fees, Building Notice Fees, Regularisation Fees and supplementary charges including fees for chargeable advice. They are different for each type of work.

The document “Scheme for the recovery of Building Regulation charges and associated matters” has also been produced and should be read in conjunction with the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010.