Fees and Charges

The table shows fees and charges for the current financial year. Any proposed change to the charges during the year must be reported to the Cabinet for approval.

                                                               
Licensing

Animal Licensing Fees and Charges
Gambling and Lotteries Licensing Fees and Charges
Premises Licence/Club Premises Certificate Grant Fees and Charges
Driver Licensing Fees and Charges
Film Certification Fees and Charges
Sex Establishment Licensing Fees and Charges
Scrap Metal Dealers Licensing Fees and Charges
Skin Piercing Licensing Fees and Charges
Street Trading Licensing Fees and Charges
Temporary Use Notice Fees and Charges

Planning and Growth

Planning Fees and Charges
Land Charges Fees and Charges 
Temporary Occupation of Land Fees and Charges
Rights of Way Fees and Charges

Community Health Services

Food Hygiene Fees and Charges
Health and Safety Fees and Charges
Health and Safety/Food Hygiene Advisory Services Fees and Charges
Contaminated Land Fees and Charges
Export Certification Fees and Charges

Neighbourhood Services

Markets Fees and Charges
Crematoria and Cemeteries Fees and Charges
Neighbourhood Services Fees and Charges
Waste and Recycling Fees and Charges

Housing Services

Housing Fees and Charges

Corporate Services

Street Naming Fees and Charges

 

Crematoria and Cemeteries Fees and Charges

Increase cremation fees by 10% from £533 to £586 as per the agreement by Cabinet.

Cemeteries Fees and Charges

 

Current Fee

Cemeteries

 

Exclusive right of burial

£586

Burial single

£586

Burial double

£689

Burial cremation

£208

Burial Right - Child

£76

Exclusive Right

£586

Exclusive Right (crem)

£362

Pre purchase of plot

£776

Pre purchase (crem plot)

£517

Headstone

£228

Flat or desk tablets

£153

Second inscription

£57

Photograph

£0

Slab or ledger*

£373

Kerbs in addition to above*

£373

Total surround including headstone

£531

Vase

£59

Register Search

£59

Service in Chapel (Shepton or Street)

£45

Plaque (Shepton or Street)

£46

Interment is free for the body of a stillborn child or a child whose age at the time of death did not exceed sixteen years.

 

Waste and Recycling Fees and Charges

A reduction of revenue subsidy for the garden waste collection service by proposing to increase green waste bin charges from £55.40 to £56.90. A modest increase is also proposed for garden waste sacks and for bulky items.

Waste fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Waste

 

Green Waste Bins

£56.90

Green Waste Sacks x10

£28.40

3 x bulky items

£44.50

Subsequent items to Max 5

£12.30

Bin Replacement per bin

£26.70

                                                                                                   


Land Charges Fees and Charges

Land Charges fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Land Charges

 

LLC1 (Registers only) Residential

£44

CON29R Residential

£91

LLC1 and CON29R Residential

£135

LLC1 (Registers Only ) Commercial

£44

CON29R Commercial

£91

LLC1 and CON29R Commercial

£135

CON29O Question 4

£25

CON29O Questions 5

£4.5

Question 6

£1

Question 7

£1

Question 8

£1

Question 9

£8

Question 10

£1

Question 11

£1

Question 12

£1

Question 13

£1

Question 14

£1

Question 15

£1

Question 16

£0.25

Question 17

£0.25

Question 18

£9

Question 19

£4.50

Question 20

£1

Question 21

£0.50

Question 22.1 -22.3

£0.50

Additional Enquiries (Each)

£15

Additional Parcels of Land

TBC

LLC1Only

£4

Con29 Only

£10

LLC1 & Con29

£14

Personal Search - Access to the Local Land Charges Registers

TBC

Registers Only

Nil

Registers Only PARCEL

Nil

Register pages

Nil

CON29O - Optional Enquiries (Inc Vat)

 

Admin fee (if not submitted with a full search)the fixed costs of
officer time, processing payment & print out costs

 

                                                               


Animal Licensing Fees and Charges

Animal Welfare fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Animal Welfare - Licensing 1 Year

 

NEW GRANT - selling animals as pets

£246

RENEWAL - selling animals as pets

£246

VARIATION - selling animals as pets

£133

NEW GRANT - boarding for cats and dogs

£246

RENEWAL - boarding for cats and dogs

£246

VARIATION - boarding for cats and dogs

£133

NEW GRANT - hiring out horses 1 - 14

£202

NEW GRANT - hiring out horses 15 -

£246

RENEWAL - hiring out horses 1 - 14

£202

RENEWAL - hiring out horses 15 -

£246

VARIATION - hiring out horses - all apps

£48

NEW GRANT - dog breeding

£246

RENEWAL - dog breeding

£246

VARIATION - dog breeding

£133

NEW GRANT - two activities

£381

RENEWAL - two activities

£381

VARIATION - two activities

£177

 

Animal Welfare 2 years fees and chargeCurrent 

Animal Welfare - Licensing 2 Years

Current Fee

NEW GRANT - selling animals as pets

£315

RENEWAL - selling animals as pets

£315

VARIATION - selling animals as pets

£133

NEW GRANT - boarding for cats and dogs

£315

RENEWAL - boarding for cats and dogs

£315

VARIATION - boarding for cats and dogs

£133

NEW GRANT - hiring out horses 1 - 14

£272

NEW GRANT - hiring out horses 15 -

£316

RENEWAL - hiring out horses 1 - 14

£272

RENEWAL - hiring out horses 15 -

£316

VARIATION - hiring out horses - all apps

£48

NEW GRANT - dog breeding

£315

RENEWAL - dog breeding

£315

VARIATION - dog breeding

£133

NEW GRANT - two activities

£520

RENEWAL - two activities

£520

VARIATION - two activities

£177

 

Animal Welfare - Licensing 3 Years fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Animal Welfare - Licensing 3 Years

 

NEW GRANT - selling animals as pets

£385

RENEWAL - selling animals as pets

£385

VARIATION - selling animals as pets

£133

NEW GRANT - boarding for cats and dogs

£385

RENEWAL - boarding for cats and dogs

£385

VARIATION - boarding for cats and dogs

£133

NEW GRANT - hiring out horses 1 - 14

£342

NEW GRANT - hiring out horses 15 -

£386

RENEWAL - hiring out horses 1 - 14

£342

RENEWAL - hiring out horses 15 -

£386

VARIATION - hiring out horses - all apps

£48

NEW GRANT - dog breeding

£385

RENEWAL - dog breeding

£385

VARIATION - dog breeding

£133

NEW GRANT - animals for exhibition

£343

RENEWAL - animals for exhibition

£343

VARIATION - animals for exhibition

£90

NEW GRANT - two activities

£660

RENEWAL - two activities

£660

VARIATION - two activities

£177

                                                                                                 

Film Certification Fees and Charges

Film Certification

 

Current Fee

Film Certification

 

Hourly rate based on double the length of the film plus an additional 30 minute administration fee

POA

                                                                                                      

Scrap Metal Dealers Licensing Fees and Charges

Scrap Metal Dealers - Licensing

 

Current Fee

Scrap Metal Dealers - Licensing

 

Site licence fee

£530

Collectors fee

£250

Variation with changes

£55

Variation with changes of site manager

£60

Variation from collector to site licence

£280

Replacement Site licence

£25

Replacement Collector Vehicle licence

£10

                                                                                     

 

Sex Establishment Licensing Fees and Charges

Sex Establishments fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Sex Establishments

 

New Premises Application

£983

Renewal

£796

Variation

£83

Transfer

£49

                                                                                 

Skin Piercing Licensing Fees and Charges

Skin Piercing fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Skin Piercing

 

New Premises Application

£147

Additional Person/Activity

£96

Changes to existing Registration

£96

                                                                            

Street Trading Licensing Fees and Charges

Street Trading Consent - Licensing fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Street Trading Consent - Licensing

 

Static consent for 1 standard sized stall/vehicle for less than 1 month

£30

Static consent for 1 standard sized stall/vehicle for 1 month or longer for 1 standard size stall/vehicle

£146

Short term mobile consent for 5 or less different locations - initial application fee plus £43 for each added location

£146

Static consents for traders at Commercial Events 0-10

£161

Static consents for traders at Commercial Events 11-30

£204

Static consents for traders at Commercial Events 30 +

£248

                                                                       

 

Health and Safety/Food Hygiene Advisory Services Fees and Charges

Advisory Services fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Advisory Services

 

Food Hygiene

£0

Health & Safety

£0

Food Hygiene

 

Voluntary Surrender, Certification & Condemnation (1st hr) including administration

£57

Voluntary Surrender, Certification & Condemnation (after 1st hr) including administration (15 minute min) - Includes VAT

£39

Food Rescoring visit

£165

Sample Request (plus laboratory recharge)

£90

Food Hygiene Training (Level 2)

£60

Food Hygiene Training (Level 3)

£285

Bespoke Training  £ hour

£57

                                                                       

Export Certification Fees and Charges

Certification Fees and Charges

 

Current Fee

Export Certificate Service

 

Export certificates for products of non-animal origin                                                                                                                                                                                  
£95            

Export certificates for products of animal origin
 
£95

Bespoke export compliance visit and/or report/hour
 
£63

Any other certification or letter of conformity
 
£63

Health certificate (Foot & Mouth or similar certification)
 
£39

Replacement certificates
 
£10

                                                                               


Gambling and Lotteries Licensing Fees and Charges

New Regional Casino fees and charges

 

Current Fee

New Regional Casino - None in Mendip

 

New Application

£12,750

New Application - with Provisional Statement

£6,800

Provisional Statement

£12,750

Transfer

£5,525

Re-instatement

£5,525

Variation

£6,375

Annual Fees

£12,750

 

New Large Casino fees and charges

 

Current Fee

New Large Casino-None in Mendip

 

New Application

£8,500

New Application - with Provisional Statement

£4,250

Provisional Statement

£8,500

Transfer

£1,830

Re-instatement

£1,830

Variation

£4,250

Annual Fees

£8,500

 

New small casino fees and charges

 

Current Fee

New Small Casino None in Mendip

 

New Application

£6,800

New Application - with Provisional Statement

£2,550

Provisional Statement

£6,800

Transfer

£1,530

Re-instatement

£1,530

Variation

£3,400

Annual Fees

£4,250

 

Bingo fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Bingo

 

New Application

£2,975

New Application - with Provisional Statement

£510

Provisional Statement

£2,975

Transfer

£1,020

Re-instatement

£1,020

Variation

£1,500

Annual Fees

£850

 

Betting fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Betting - not on course

 

New Application

£2,500

New Application - with Provisional Statement

£510

Provisional Statement

£2,550

Transfer

£1,020

Re-instatement

£1,020

Variation

£1,275

Annual Fees

£510

 

Track Betting fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Track Betting (on course)

 

New Application

£2,125

New Application - with Provisional Statement

£400

Provisional Statement

£2,125

Transfer

£800

Re-instatement

£800

Variation

£1,100

Annual Fees

£850

 

Adult Gaming Centre fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Adult Gaming Centre

 

New Application

£1,700

New Application - with Provisional Statement

£510

Provisional Statement

£1,700

Transfer

£1,020

Re-instatement

£1,020

Variation

£850

Annual Fees

£850

 

Family Entertainment Centre fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Family Entertainment Centre

 

New Application

£1,700

New Application - with Provisional Statement

£400

Provisional Statement

£1,700

Transfer

£800

Re-instatement

£800

Variation

£850

Annual Fees

£650

 

Family Entertainment Centre Gaming Machine Permits fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Family Entertainment Centre Gaming Machine Permits

 

New application

£300

Renewal

£300

Change of name

£25

Copy of permit

£15

 

Licensed Premises Gaming Machine Permit fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Licensed Premises Gaming Machine Permit

 

New Application

£150

Variation

£100

Transfer

£25

Change of Name

£25

Copy of permit

£15

Annual Fee

£50

 

Prize Gaming Permit fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Prize Gaming Permit

Notification of 2 or less Gaming Machines

 

Notification

£50

New Application

£300

Renewal

£300

Change of name

£25

Copy of permit

£15

 

Club Gaming Permit fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Club Gaming Permit

 

New Application

£200

Variation

£100

Copy Permit

£15

Renewal

£200

Annual Fee

£50

 

Club Machine Permit fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Club Machine Permit

 

New Application

£200

Variation

£100

Copy Permit

£15

Renewal

£200

Annual Fee

£50

 

Lotteries fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Lotteries

 

New

£40

Renewal

£20

                                                             

Temporary Use Notice Fees and Charges 

Temporary Use Notice fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Temporary Use Notice

 

New

£425

Replacement

£25

Occasional Use Notice

£0

                                                                   

Premises Licence/Club Premises Certificate Grant Fees and Charges

Premises Licence / Club Premises Certificate Grant fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Premises Licence / Club Premises Certificate Grant

 

Band A

£100

Band B

£190

Band C

£315

Band D

£450

Band D*

£900

Band E

£635

Band E*

1,905

*Band D 2 times multiplier on the initial and annual fees and Band E is 3 times multiplier of Initial and subsequent annual fees where alcohol is primary activity.

Premises Licence/Club Premises Certificate Variation fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Premises Licence/Club Premises Certificate Variation

 

Band A

£100

Band B

£190

Band C

£315

Band D

£450

Band D*

£900

Band E

£635

Band E*

1,905

*Band D 2 times multiplier on the initial and annual fees and Band E is 3 times multiplier of Initial and subsequent annual fees where alcohol is primary activity.

Annual Fee fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Annual Fee

 

Band A

£70

Band B

£180

Band C

£295

Band D

£320

Band D*

£640

Band E

£350

Band E*

£1,050

Personal Licence - Grant

£37

Temporary Event Notice (TEN)

£21

Replacement Premises Licence

£10.50

Provisional Statement

£315

Change of name and/or address

£10.50

Variation of DPS

£23

*Band D 2 times multiplier on the initial and annual fees and Band E is 3 times multiplier of Initial and subsequent annual fees where alcohol is primary activity.

Disapplication of DPS fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Disapplication of DPS

 

Transfer of Premises Licence

£23

Interim Authority Notice

£23

Change of Club name or rules

£10.50

Change of Club address

£10.50

Replacement TEN

£10.50

Replacement Personal Licence

£10.50

Name/address change (Pers. Lic)

£10.50

Right of freeholder to be notified of licensing matters

£21

Minor Variation

£89

Note Fast Track Fee

£225

                                                                        

Driver Licensing Fees and Charges

Dual Use Driver Licence - 3 year licence fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Dual Use Driver Licence - 3 year licence:

 

New driver including knowledge test

£261

DBS check where Update Service has lapsed

£52

Replacement lapel or window badge each

£17

Notification of driving licence endorsements

£6.90

 

Private Hire/ Hackney Vehicles - 1 year licence: fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Private Hire/ Hackney Vehicles - 1 year licence:

 

New application (including brand new vehicle or change of licence type)

£143

Renewal application

£141

Replacement application

£145

Substitute temporary vehicle

£80

Replacement plate

£33

Replacement front window plate

£10

Replacement plate & front window plate

£42

Mogo vehicle plate bracket (model 'M' only)

£10

 

Private Hire Operator - 5 year licence: fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Private Hire Operator - 5 year licence:

 

New application

£158

Renewal

£143

                                                                       

Contaminated Land Fees and Charges

Contaminated Land - Optional Service fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Contaminated Land - Optional Service

 

House conveyance Hourly Fee

£62

House conveyance Subsequent Hourly Fee

£52

Commercial site Hourly Fee

£93

Commercial site Subsequent Hourly Fee

£77

Additional Invoice Charge

£15

 

Private Water Supply fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Private Water Supply Fees

 

Sampling visit

£103

Risk Assessment Standard Fee

£101

Risk Assessment Hourly Fee thereafter

£50

Investigation Hourly Fee

£50

Grant Authorisation Hourly Fee

£50

*Audit analysis costs will always vary depending upon the risk factors on your supply, historical sampling data, and emerging risks identified nationally and regionally.

 

Other Water Supply Fees and Charges

 

Current Fee

Other Water Supply Fees

 

Sampling visit

£103

Analysis Fees Directly Recharged from Laboratory

 

                                                                         

Health and Safety Fees and Charges

Health & Safety fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Health & Safety

 

Factual Statements

£67

Bespoke Training

£39

 

LAPPC (Part B) Charges for 2018/19

 

Current Fee

LAPPC (Part B) Charges for 2018/19

nb Possible increase 4.5% on all permit fees and subsistence charges shown, pending DEFRA confirmation.

 

Standard process (includes solvent emission activities)

£1,650

Additional fee for operating without a permit

£1,188

PVRI, and Dry Cleaners

£155

PVR I & II combined

£257

VRs and other Reduced Fee Activities

£362

Reduced fee activities: Additional fee for operating without a permit

£99

Mobile plant**

£1,650

for the third to seventh applications

£985

for the eighth and subsequent applications

£498

Where an application for any of the above is for a combined Part B and waste application, add an extra £310 to the above amounts.

 

Annual subsistence charges

 

Current Fee

Annual subsistence charge

 

Standard process Low

£772 (+£103)*

Standard process Medium

£1161 (+£156)*

Standard process High

£1747 (+£207)*

PVRI, and Dry Cleaners L/M/H

£79 / £158 / £237

PVR I & II combined L/M/H

£113 / £226 / £341

VRs and other Reduced Fees L/M/H

£228 / £365 / £548

Mobile plant, for first and second permits L/M/H**

£646 / £1034 / £1506

for the third to seventh permits L/M/H

£385 / £617 / £924

eighth and subsequent permits L/M/H

£198 / £316 / £473

Late payment Fee

 £52

* the additional amounts in brackets must be charged where a permit is for a combined Part B and waste installation
**Where a Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation, add an extra £103 to the above amounts
 

 

Current Fee

 

 

Standard process transfer

£169

Standard process partial transfer

£497

New operator at low risk reduced fee activity (extra one-off subsistence charge - see Art 15(2) of charging scheme)

£78

Surrender: all Part B activities

£0

Reduced fee activities: transfer

£0

Reduced fee activities: partial transfer

£47

 

Temporary transfer for mobile plant fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Temporary transfer for mobile plant

 

First transfer

£53

Repeat following enforcement or warning

£53

 

Temporary transfer for mobile plant fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Temporary transfer for mobile plant

 

First transfer

£53

Repeat following enforcement or warning

£53

 

Temporary transfer for mobile plant

 

Current Fee

Temporary transfer for mobile plant

 

Standard process

£1,050

Standard process where the substantial change results in a new PPC activity

£1,650

Reduced fee activities

£102

 

LAPPC (Part B) mobile plant charges for 2018/19 (Not using simplified permits) fees and charges

 

Current Fee

LAPPC (Part B) mobile plant charges for 2018/19 (Not using simplified permits)

 

Number of permits

 

1 -Application fee+L/M/H

£1650

+ £646 / £1034 / £1506

2 -Application fee+L/M/H

£1650

+ £646 / £1034 / £1506

3 -Application fee+L/M/H

£985

+ £385 / £617 / £924

4 -Application fee+L/M/H

£985

+ £385 / £617 / £924

5 -Application fee+L/M/H

£985

+ £385 / £617 / £924

6 -Application fee+L/M/H

£985

+ £385 / £617 / £924

7 -Application fee+L/M/H

£985

+ £385 / £617 / £924

8 and over -Application fee+L/M/H

£498

+ £198 / £316 / £473

 

LA-IPPC (Part A2) charges for 2018/19

 

Current Fee

LA-IPPC (Part A2) charges for 2018/19


NB - every subsistence charge in the table below includes the additional £103 charge to cover LA costs in dealing with reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation.

 

Application

£3,363

Additional fee for operating without a permit

£1,188

 Subsistence LOW

£1,446

Annual Subsistence MEDIUM

£1,610

Annual Subsistence HIGH

£2,333

Late payment fee

£52

Substantial variation

£202

Transfer

£235

Partial transfer

£698

                                                                             

Planning Fees and Charges

Following the government's 18 19 revisions to English application fees to assist house building under which a number of fees have increased by 20% no increases are currently proposed in 19/20.

Pre Application planning advice -To be reviewed

 

Current Fee

Pre Application planning advice -To be reviewed

NB - Written advice is the lower price and the higher price is for meeting and summary notes

 

Alterations to Houses and flats written advice; or Meeting and summary notes (based on 1 hour work)

Written advice £60 or 120

Advertisements (based on 1 hour work)

Written advice £60 or 120

1 to 9 dwellings; or all agricultural development; or non-residential development upto0.5 hectare or 999m2 floorspace

£180 or £360

10 to 50 dwellings; or all agricultural development; or non-residential development up to 1ha hectare or 1,999m2 floorspace

£660 & £1200

Greater than 50 dwellings; or all agricultural development; or non-residential development up to 1ha hectare or 1,999m2 floorspace

£1320 or £2640

Commercial change of use

£180 or £360

Works to listed buildings, including site visit

£90

Treeworks including site visit

£60

 

Whether permission is required fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Whether permission is required

 

Advice about whether planning permission or listed consent is required

Free (householders) others £90

Clarifications and exemptions refer to website Pre Planning Applications

N/A

1 to 9 dwellings; or all agricultural development; or non-residential development up to 1ha (or 999m2 floorspace)

£180

10 to 50 dwellings or for non-residential development up to 1ha or 1,999m2 floorspace

£660

>50 dwellings or for non-residential development >1ha or >1,999m2 floorspace

£1,320

High Hedges

£480

Rights of Way Diversions

£1,800

 

All Outline Applications fees and charges

 

Current Fee

All Outline Applications

 

£385 per 0.1 hectare for sites up to and including 2.5 hectares

£462 per 0.1 hectare

£9,527 + £115 for each 0.1 in excess of 2.5 hectares to a maximum of £125,000

£11,432 + £138 per 0.1 hectare

 

Householder Applications fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Householder Applications
Alterations/extensions to a single dwelling house, including works within boundary

 

Single dwelling house

£206

Full Applications (and First Submissions of Reserved Matters)

Full Applications (and First Submissions of Reserved Matters)

 

Current Fee

Full Applications (and First Submissions of Reserved Matters)

 

Alterations/extensions to two or more dwelling houses, including works within boundaries

N/A

New Dwelling houses up to and including 50

£206

New dwelling houses (for more than 50)

£22,859 + £138 per additional dwelling house in excess of 50 up to a maximum fee of £300,000

 

Erection of buildings fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Erection of buildings

(not dwelling houses, agricultural, glasshouses, plant nor machinery)

 

Gross floor space to be created by the development:

 

No increase in gross floor space or no more than 40 sq m

£234

More than 40 sq m but no more than 75 sq m

£462

More than 75 sq m but no more than 3,750 sq m

£462 for each 75sq m or part thereof

More than 3,750 sq m

£22,859 + £138 for each additional 75 sq m in excess of 3750 sq m to a maximum of £300,000

 

The erection of building

 

Current Fee

Erection of buildings

(on land used for agriculture for agricultural purposes) 

 

Gross floor space to be created by the development:

 

Not more than 465 sq m

£96

More than 465 sq m but not more than 540 sq m

£462

More than 540 sq m but not more than 4,215 sq m

£462 for first 540 sq m + £462 for each 75 sq m (or part thereof) in excess of 540 sq m

More than 4,215 sq m

£22,859 + £138 for each 75 sq m (or part thereof) in excess of 4,215 sq m up to a maximum of £300,000

 

Erection of glasshouses fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Erection of glasshouses 

(on land used for the purposes of agriculture)

 

Gross floor space to be created by the development:

 

Not more than 465 sq m

£96

More than 465 sq m

£2,580

 

Erections/Alterations/Replacement of plant and machinery fees and charges
 

Current Fee

Erection/Alterations/Replacement of plant and machinery

 

Site Area - Not more than 5 hectares                  

£462 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
Site area - More than 5 hectares£22,859 + additional £138 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 5 hectares to a maximum of £300,000

 

Applications other than Building Works fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Applications other than Building Works

 

Car parks, service roads or other accesses (For existing uses)

£234

Waste (Use of land for disposal of refuse or waste materials or deposit of material remaining after extraction or storage of minerals)

 

Site area - Not more than 15 hectares

£234

Site area - More than 15 hectares

£34,934 + £138 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) up to a maximum of £78,000

 

Operations connected with exploratory drilling for oil or natural gas fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Operations connected with exploratory drilling for oil or natural gas

 

 

Site area - Not more than 15 hectares

 

£508 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)

 

Site area - More than 15 hectares

 

£38,070 + £151 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 7.5 hectares up to a maximum of £300,000

 

Operations (other than exploratory drilling) for the winning and working of oil or natural gas

 

Current Fee

Operations (other than exploratory drilling) for the winning and working of oil or natural gas

 

 

Site area - Not more than 15 hectares

 

£257 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)

 

Site area - More than 15 hectares

 

£38,520 + £151 for each 0.1 in excess of 15 hectare up to a maximum of £78,000

 

Other Operations (winning and working of minerals) excluding oil and natural gas

 

Current Fee

Other operations (winning and working of minerals) excluding oil and natural gas

 

 

Site area - Not more than 15 hectares

 

£234 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)

 

Site area - More than 15 hectares

 

£34,934 + £138 for each 0.1 in excess of 15 hectare up to a maximum of £78,000

 

Other Operations (not coming within any of the above categories)

 

Current Fee

Other Operations (not coming within any of the above categories)

 

 

Any Site Area

 

£234 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) up to a maximum of £2,028

 

Lawful Development Certificate fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Lawful Development Certificate

 

Existing use or operation

Same as full at £462

Existing use or operation - lawful not to comply with any condition or limitation

£234

Proposed use or operation

Half the normal planning fee i.e. 50% for Full £231; or 50% £103

 

Prior Approval fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Prior Approval

 

Agricultural and Forestry buildings & operations or demolition of buildings

£96

Telecommunications Code Systems Operators

£462

Proposed Change of Use to State Funded School or Registered Nursery

£96

Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a State-Funded School or Registered Nursery

£96

Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a flexible use within Shops, Financial and Professional services, Restaurants and Cafes, Business, Storage or Distribution, Hotels, or Assembly or Leisure

£96

Proposed Change of Use of a building from Office (Use Class B1) Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwelling house)

£96

Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwelling house (Use Class C3), where there are no Associated Building Operations

£96

Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwelling house (Use Class C3), and Associated Building Operations

£206

Proposed Change of Use of a building from a Retail (Use Class A1 or A2) Use or a Mixed Retail and Residential Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwelling house), where there are no Associated Building Operations

£96

Proposed Change of Use of a building from a Retail (Use Class A1 or A2) Use or a Mixed Retail and Residential Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwelling house), and Associated Building Operations

£206

Notification for Prior Approval for a Change Of Use from Storage or Distribution Buildings (Class B8) and any land within its curtilage to Dwelling houses (Class C3) 

£96

Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Amusement Arcades/Centres and Casinos, (Sui Generis Uses) and any land within its curtilage to Dwelling houses (Class C3) 

£96

Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Amusement Arcades/Centres and Casinos, (Sui Generis Uses) and any land within its curtilage to Dwelling houses (Class C3), and Associated Building Operations

£206

Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Shops (Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops and Casinos (Sui Generis Uses) to Restaurants and Cafés (Class A3)

£96

Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Shops (Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops and Casinos (Sui Generis Uses) to Restaurants and Cafés (Class A3), and Associated Building Operations

£206

Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Shops (Class A1) and Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops (Sui Generis Uses) to Assembly and Leisure Uses (Class D2)

£96

 

Reserved Matters fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Reserved Matters

 

Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval

Full fee due dependent on fee paid on the outline application; or if full fee already paid then £462 due

 

Approval/Variation/discharge of condition

 

Current Fee

Approval/Variation/discharge of condition

 

Application for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission

£234

Request for confirmation that one or more planning conditions have been complied with

£33.60 per request for Householder otherwise £116.40 per request

 

Change of Use of a building or land to use as one or more separate dwelling houses, or other cases

 

Current Fee

Change of Use of a building or land to use as one or more separate dwelling houses, or other cases

 

Not more than 50 dwelling houses

£462 for each

More than 50 dwelling houses

£22,859 + £138 for each in excess of 50 up to a maximum of £300,000

 

Advertising fees and charges

 

Current Fee

Advertising

 

Relating to the business on the premises

£132

Advance signs which are not situated on or visible from the site, directing the public to a business

£132

Other advertisements

£426

 

Application for a Non-material Amendment Following a Grant of Planning Permission

 

Current Fee

Application for a Non-material Amendment Following a Grant of Planning Permission

 

Applications in respect of householder developments

£34

Applications in respect of other developments

£234

Concessions are available for: Listed Buildings, Conservation areas, Parish Councils and applications for disabled accesses please refer to Mendip District Council website - Planning
 

High Hedges

High hedges applications To be reviewed in 19 20

 

Current Fee

Checking validity of complaints

 

Enter complaint into the corporate system, send an acknowledgement letter to the complainant, notify the owner of the complaint (and anyone else affected) and invite representations

Visit the complainant's and hedge owner's properties to view the hedge and take measurements of the hedge height and its relationship with the garden and property (including windows).

Analyse the complaint by calculating the light loss and write a report/recommendation, taking into account any representations made.

Issue the decision (action or no action)

If action is to be taken, prepare a High Hedge Remedial Notice and serve it on the owner/s

Visit the site and take measurements to ensure compliance with the Notice.

If the Notice has not been complied with, correspond with the owner to secure compliance

If the Council's Tree Officer cannot secure compliance, instruct Legal Services to initiate prosecution proceedings for a failure to comply with the Notice

General enquiries about the high hedges legislation and process

Total Costs

£400

                                                                             

Rights Of Way Fees and Charges

Rights of Way

Rights of Way Diversions -To be reviewed in 19 20

Current Fee

Checking validity of complaints

 

Enter application into the corporate system, send an acknowledgement letter to the applicant and consult interested parties

Visit the site to assess the routes of the existing rights of way and proposed diversion.

Decide whether to proceed with the diversion proposal, taking into account any representations made.

Prepare Diversion Order and Notices, and arrange for them to be sealed by Legal Services

Send copies of the Notice of Diversion Order to interested parties

Advertise the Notice of Diversion Order in the press

Visit the site to ensure that the right of way has been diverted in accordance with the Diversion Order

Prepare Diversion Order Certification and Confirmation

Send confirmation of Order to interested parties

Advertise Confirmation of Diversion Order in the local press

Total Costs

£1,500

                                                                             

Food Hygiene Fees and Charges

Food Hygiene

 

Current Fee

Food Hygiene

 

Voluntary Surrender, Certification & Condemnation (1st hr)

£55

Food Rescoring visit

£165

Voluntary Surrender, Certification & Condemnation (after 1st hr)

£39

Sample Request

£90

 

Food Hygiene Courses

 

Current Fee

Food Hygiene Courses

 

Food Hygiene Training (Level 2)

£60

Food Hygiene Training (Level 3)

£285

Bespoke Training  £ hour

£57

 

Shared Legal Partnership

 

Current Fee

Legal - Per Hour

 

Commercial Charge

£194

Individual charge out

£140

                                                                           


Street Naming Fees and Charges

Street Naming fees

 

Current Fee

Street Naming

 

New address for a single new property

£105

Change of individual property name

£77

New addresses for a development site, 10 plots or less

£185

New addresses for a development of more than 10 plots.

£157

+ £10 per plot

                                                                                 

Markets Fees and Charges

Markets fees

 

Current Fee

Markets

 

Wells Pitch Wednesday Per 2.5 Metre Stall

£27

Wells Pitch Wednesday Per 3*3 Gazebo

£28

Wells Pitch Saturday Per 2.5 Metre Stall

£27

Wells Pitch Saturday Per 3*3 Gazebo

£30

Frome Pitch Wednesday Per 3 Metre stall

£26

Frome Pitch Saturday Per 3 Metre stall

£26

Glastonbury Tuesday Per 3m Stall Summer rate (May - Sep)

£26

Glastonbury Tuesday Per 3m Stall Winter rate (Oct -Apr)

£21

Shepton Pitch Friday per 3m stall

£26

Shepton Pitch Sunday Per 3m Stall

£31.50

Street Market Thursday

Casual traders -additional 10% to rates published above

 

 

Christmas market fees

 

Current Fee

Christmas Markets

 

Wells Christmas Market

£40

                                                                     

Neighbourhood Services Fees and Charges

Miscellaneous in Neighbourhood services

 

Current Fee

Miscellaneous Fees - Under review in 19 20

 

Non Charitable or Large Charitable Event - Administration Charge only*

£86.10

Small Charitable Event - Administration Charge only

£43.00

Small band or group for enjoyment of local people

£43.00

Large event incorporating performances, using marquees , sale of goods, fetes

£86.10

Local non charitable event (< 500expected attendance)

£148.60

Local non charitable event ( >500 & <1000 expected attendance)

£235.80

Local non charitable event ( 1000 to 5000 expected attendance)

Major Events 5000+ please call to discuss

£358.80

Circus or Fairs -Charge per day or part of day + refundable deposit of £471.50

£377.20

 

Civic Site Room Hire Rates per hour

 

Current Fee

Civic Site Room Hire Rates per hour

 

Partners 50% discount -Rates Under Review in 19/20

 

Council Chamber

£51

Committee Room

£41

Conference Room

£27

Sheppey Room

£11

Meeting Room 3

£21

Equipment Hire

£20 per item + VAT

Rates for Hire of Bishop Barn and Wells Recreation Ground - POA

                                                               

Temporary Occupation of Land Fees and Charges

Administration Charges

 

Current Fee

Administration Charges

 

Building Development Works

£150

Commercial Trading, (Including markets)

£100

Charitable Works

£0

 

Land Use Fees- exc Legal fees refer to Council

 

Current Fee

Land Use Fees- exc Legal fees refer to Council

 

Private - Hard landscape

£50.00

Commercial - Hard landscape

£75.00

Private - Soft landscape

£75.00

Commercial - Soft landscape

£100.00

 

Commercially desirable location (for non-trading use

 

Current Fee

Commercially desirable location (for non-trading use)

 

Selling of membership

£20 per use

Charitable stall

£0.00

                                                                     

Housing Fees and Charges

Fees and Charges 19/20

 

Current Fee

HMO Licensing -under review in 19/20

 

New HMO Licence up to 5 Persons

£375*

Renewal of existing HMO licence up to 5 persons - Same Licence holder

£300

Additional persons over 5 - Each

£30

Enforcement Notices Notice under Part 1 of Housing Act 2004- (Exc Hazardous Awareness notices)

£266**

Discretionary Inspections Immigration clearance survey - per visit

£92.50

Additional Charges Hourly rates -under review

£35

 *The Council reserves the right to charge additional fees where additional work is required, for example, to ensure a property is correctly licensed. This may include but not exclusively, return of an incomplete application form, officer and administration time in chasing late applications and extra site visits to assist completing forms and associated documents.

 **This fee is subject to change based on the hourly rate to ensure it accurately reflects the cost.

Data Protection Act - Freedom of Information Act

Background

This report seeks to formalise the charges the Council can make in relation to Freedom of Information Requests and Data Protection Act Subject Access Requests.

Charges

When estimating the cost of complying with a written request for Information, the Council will take into account the staff time involved in the following activities:

  • Determining whether the information is held.
  • Locating the information or a document that may contain the information.
  • Retrieving and extracting the information, or a document that may contain the Information.

The cost of the above activities will be calculated by applying an hourly rate of £25 per person.  When calculating the costs to process requests, the Council cannot take account of the time taken to consider whether information is exempt under the Act or the time involved in redacting any information which is not to be disclosed.

Where the cost to process a request is below £450

Where the cost of complying with a written request for information is estimated to be below £450, there will be no charge except the disbursement costs (printing copying and postage). The applicant will be issued with a fees notice and must pay the costs within a period of three months before the Council can comply with the request.

Where the cost to process a FOI request exceeds £450

The Council is not obliged to respond to a written request for information, where it estimates that the cost of complying with the request would be in excess of £450 (which equates to 18 hours of work at £25 per hour).  If the cost exceeds £450, the Council will charge for all the hours at a rate of £25 per hour or decline the request - alternatively, the Council will assist the requester in refining the request to within 18 hours to ensure no charge (other than possible disbursements) will be incurred.

Campaign requests

If the Council receives two or more related requests within a period of 60 consecutive working days, from a person or different persons who appear to be acting in concert or in pursuance of a campaign, the costs of complying with the individual requests will be aggregated.

Priced publications

These will be charged at cover price plus postage where relevant.

Disbursements

The Council advises members of the public to use the copy services for which they pay Capita direct at the relevant rate

Postage costs: Default postage will be by 2nd class Royal Mail.

Prices for alternative postage methods will be at the prevailing rates.

Other Charges

CD Rom/DVD £1.00 per Disc

Data Protection Act 1998

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, the Council will charge an individual the sum of £10 for requesting personal information held by the Council about the individual.  These requests for information are referred to as subject access requests.  The Council will not process the subject access request until the £10 fee has been received.

Discounts

None, although no charge for disbursements will be made where the aggregate cost is below £10.

Budget Impacts

This is likely to have negligible impact on 2019/20 budgets.

Equality Impact Assessment

In order not to disadvantage customers with disabilities the Council will not charge for providing information in an alternative format, if the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) covers the person requesting it, unless the original document was a priced publication.  In this case, the charge for the alternative format will not exceed the cost of the original publication.  The Council's current policies in relation to translation of documents into languages other than English will apply.

Background

Council Tax is a charge to owners and occupiers of domestic dwellings and Business Rates, sometimes known as non-domestic rates, is a charge on the occupation of a non domestic property.  The Revenue Service bills those liable of the charges and collects the monies due.

Should the bills not be paid in accordance with the instalments on the bill, a reminder is sent.  A second reminder and a final notice are also issued should the payments continue to not be made.  Sometimes, despite these reminders, the bill is not paid.  In these cases the Revenues Service will issue a Summons and apply to the Magistrate's Court for a Liability Order.  The costs of issuing the Summons is charged to the taxpayer.

Legal Authority

The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations (1992) and the Non-Domestic Rating (Collection and Enforcement) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1990 are the 2 pieces of legislation surrounding the charging of costs incurred by the authority for the issue of a Summons.

Charges

Due to a recent High Court Case, Local Authorities are required to revise and detail the breakdown of how costs are calculated.  

Court Fees are set here

Court fees 1:  Civil and Family Court Fees