The fees for applications can be viewed or calculated on the Planning Portal.
1. The need for planning permission
If you would like to find out whether your proposal requires planning permission, you may visit the Planning Portal: Interactive House, where you will be able to make a self assessment. However, you are advised to check with us whether there are any local constraints such as Conservation Areas or Listed Buildings which would affect your proposal, or restrictions on permitted development rights imposed on the original permission for your property.
To ensure all relevant details are considered a form is available on request from the Development Management Section (Tel 023 9254 5461), or thecan be downloaded, completed and returned by post to Head of Planning Services, Town Hall, High Street, Gosport PO12 1EB.
Notification of a proposed larger Home Extension
Legislation allowing larger single-storey rear extensions to be built under permitted development rules has now come into force.
Householders are able to build larger single-storey rear extensions under permitted development, subject to a neighbour consultation scheme.
The size limits will double from 4 metres to 8 metres for detached houses, and from 3 metres to 6 metres for all other houses.
A homeowner wishing to build a single-storey rear extension within the new limits (i.e. if they extend between 4 and 8 metres, or between 3 and 6 metres) must notify the local planning authority and provide:
For the extension to be allowed under permitted development it must accord with all other relevant limitations and conditions which apply to rear extensions, as set out in Class A. If the development does not meet all the limitations and conditions for permitted development then a full planning application will be required. Further information on the legislation, notification form and guidance notes can be found on the Planning Portal.
If you wish to submit a proposal and have any further questions regarding the process and requirements please contact the planning department on 02392 545461. .
2. Informal opinions on proposals - pre-application enquiries
Guidance on the pre-application process and requirements
Gosport Borough Council welcomes and encourages discussion before a householder, developer or landowner decides to submit a planning application and is committed to providing the highest possible quality of pre-application advice. To ensure that we are operating effectively and are able to sustain our current levels of service, we have decided to charge for some pre-planning application advice in accordance with the terms of the Local Government Act 2003. This ensures that the cost of providing the service is recovered directly, and does not fall as a general cost to the council tax payer. The fee structure has been devised to ensure that the levels of charges are proportionate to the scale of development. This guidance explains the new arrangements for handling general enquiries and requests for pre-application advice. The schedule of planning charges is set out below.
GENERAL RECEPTION/TELEPHONE/WRITTEN ADVICE
General enquiries and advice on planning procedures and timescales will continue to be free. Where possible, a planning officer will be available between 9am and 5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the planning reception area on the 3rd floor of the Town Hall or can be contactable by telephone 023 9254 5461. For general enquiries you do not need to make an appointment, however, we are able to provide a response in a timely fashion if you can arrange a prior appointment so that the planning history and relevant legislation can be checked in advance. General enquiries can also be forwarded to email@example.com.
The level of advice you receive will be based on the level of information that you submit to us. The more information you can provide about your proposal the more comprehensive the advice you will receive.
For Pre-application enquiries please complete the relevant form below and forward along with any supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or send hard copies to The Head of Planning Services, Gosport Borough Council, Town Hall, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1EB. Where a fee is required, please telephone 023 92545461 for advice on how this can be paid.
For Pre-application enquiries where a fee is payable, please note the following requirements:-
Your Commitment will be to:
Our Commitment will be to:
If you have any queries about the pre-application service please email us at email@example.com or telephone 02392545461.
|General enquiries and advice on planning procedures||Free|
|Permitted Development Enquiry|
|All submissions for informal opinion on requirement for planning permission||Householders||20.00|
|Pre-Application Submissions - advice on the likelihood of planning|
permission being granted prior to the submission of a planning application
|Minor residential:||1 - 3 dwellings||See also Note 1||131.50|
|4 + dwellings||See also Note 1||265.00|
|Major residential:||10 - 49 dwellings||See also Note 2||661.00|
|50 - 100 dwellings||See also Note 2||1,050.00|
|Minor industrial/commercial:||under 1000m 2||See also Note 1||105.00|
|See also Note 1|
|Major industrial/commercial:||1000 - 5000m 2||See also Note 2||661.50|
|5000 + m 2||See also Note 2||1,050.00|
|Others: e.g. Change of use of property or land / Adverts / Telecommunication Masts||131.50|
|Other major / very large scale / mixed proposals:||Fee will be hourly rate x no. of hours|
of officers dealing with the matter
|Householder Development (development which relates to the extension, improvement or alteration of an existing residential dwelling):||50.00|
|Community uses which are non-profiting||Free|
|Proposals made by Local Councils||Free|
|Works to trees||Free|
|1. Where a fee is payable and the proposal affects a Listed Building or its setting or is located within a Conservation Area an additional charge of £80 will be levied (excludes householder development)|
|2. Where a fee is payable and the proposal is for major development and affects a Listed Building or its setting or is located within a Conservation Area an additional charge of £200 will be levied|
|3. Where a consultee charges the Borough Council for advice provided this will be payable by the applicant in addition to the pre-application fee payable.|
|4. Proposals for large and/or mixed use development or where no floorspace or dwellings specified, fee will be calculated by reference to hourly rate x no. of hours of officers dealing with the matter.|
|5. A response on minor and other applications will constitute one written response and/or one meeting (max 2 hrs). A response on a major application will constitute one written response and/or 3 meetings (6 hrs max in total). Any follow up written responses or meetings required based on the same proposal or an amendment to it will be calculated by reference to the hourly rate x no. of hours of officers dealing with the matter and this will be payable before the advice is provided. All new submissions will require a new fee.|
|6. Each pre-application request can only relate to one site and only one proposal will be accepted for each site. If you would like us to give advice on more than one layout or proposal for the same site then a separate request will need to be made for each scheme along with a further fee for each proposal.|
|7. There will be no reduction in fee where the application would be exempt from a fee because it had previously been withdrawn, refused or approved.|
|8. The fee is payable on submission, before the Council undertakes any work on the proposal or provides any advice.|
|9. The choice of who is the appropriate officer to deal with a particular case will be at the discretion of Gosport Borough Council.|
|10. Hourly Rate - £60.00|
|Section 106 - Planning Officer costs in negotiating agreement||Fee will be calculated with reference to complexity of individual agreements and the time required to deal with the request at the hourly rate|
|Section 106 - Compliance Checks where applicants/prospective purchaser seeks confirmation that the terms of a legal agreement have been complied with.|
For advice on the policies contained within the Local Plan 2011-2029 under which your proposal will be considered.
Applications determined after 1 February 2016 could be liable for the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). CIL charges are calculated by taking the floor space of the development and multiplying it by the CIL rate for that use. Details of the process, how to calculate the liability and the current charging schedule are available on the CIL link above.
On some sites there may be issues which need to be addressed before your proposal can be considered acceptable and it is in your interests to resolve these issues at the pre-application stage. The following are the most common reasons for delay in determining planning applications:
For Pre-application enquiries where a fee is payable please use the following application form: