In most cases fees are chargeable for seeking Planning Permission and Building Control approval. Designed to recover the cost of the service provision, only those using the services are charged.

Planning Permission application costs

Most Planning Permission applications cost a fee. However, there is no charge for applications for works taking place in Conservation Areas, on Listed Buildings or trees protected by Tree Protection Orders (TPOs).

The standard charge for most householder Planning Permission applications is £206.

The Planning Portal has an online fee calculator to help you work out exactly how much your application will cost. You can also view and download a full list of Planning Permission application fees.

Building Regulation charges

In order to obtain Building Regulations approval, an application will need to be made and the relevant fee paid. Most works will attract set fees, though for some more creative building works additional charges, as relevant to the costs involved in the service, may be charged.

Fees from 1 October 2023. Please note VAT at the standard rate of 20% is included in all charges except Regularisations which are VAT exempt.

Table 1a – Domestic extensions and alterations

Type of alteration

Full plans application -application Charge

Full plans application - inspection Charge

Building notice

Maximum number of Inspections

Regularisation Fee

(Non-VATABLE)

An extension that is less than 40m2 (internal floor area).*

£206

£427.50

£633.50

6

£950.00

An extension that is less than 60m2 (internal floor area).*

£206

£517.50

£723.50

7

£1085.00

An extension that is less than 100m2 (internal floor area) Where an extension exceeds this please contact us for a quotation.*

£206

£675

£881

8

£1321.00

A loft conversion comprising of a floor area less than 50m2 or two rooms.*

£206

£407

£613

5

£919.00

Conversion of an existing garage (or similar) to form a habitable room.

£206

£257.50

£463.50

5

£695.00

A detached structure exceeding 30m2 but not exceeding 100m2 (internal floor area).

Please note – a detached garage less than 30m2 may be exempt from Building Regulations.

£206

£304

£510

5

£765.00

Change of Use to HMO

Internal alteration to form HMO

£206

£690

£896

8

£1075.00

Table 1b – Minor domestic alterations

Type of alteration

Full plans - application charge

Full plans - inspection charge

Building notice

Maximum number of inspections

Regularisation fee

(Non-VATable)

Replacement Windows by an unregistered installer e.g. not a member of a recognised competent persons scheme such as FENSA

£115 + £10.50 Per Window

Included in plan charge

£115 + £10.50 Per Window

 

Contact office to confirm price.

Domestic Electrical work by a non-certified installer Please Note where this option is taken we will need to employ a suitably qualified electrician to oversee the work as it progresses.

£463.50

Included in plan charge

£463.50

 

£695.00

Re-roofing (replacement roof covering and loft level insulation only)

£206

Included in plan charge

£206

2

£309.00

Minor building work falling into one of the following categories or valued at less than £5,000

a) Drainage alterations

b) Formation of an under stair W.C. or en-suite.

c) Removal of a load bearing wall

d) Removal of chimney breast.

e) Formation of a new structural opening.

f) Installation of cavity wall insulation by an unregistered installer.

g) Installation of an unvented hot water system or boiler by an unregistered installer (single residence only).

h) Installation of a wood burner by a non registered installer e.g. HETAS or NACE

i) External Render

Please note (options h and I only) you may need to arrange for additional specialist testing at your expense.

£257.50

Included in plan charge

£257.50

2

£386.00

Table 2 - other building work

Relevant Building Work with a market rate estimated valued at

Full plans - application charge

Full plans application - inspection charge

Building notice

Maximum number of inspections

Regularisation fee

(Non-VATable)

Less than £10k *

£314

Included in plan charge

£314

3

£471.00

Less than £25k *

£206

£214

£420

4

£630.00

Less than £50k *

£206

£320

£526

5

£788.00

If your project exceeds £50,000 in on-site value please contact us and we will be happy to provide a competitive quotation for our services.

Table 3 - New Dwellings

Number of dwellings

Plan assessment charge

Site inspection charge

Building notice fee

1

£309

£489.50

£798.50

2

£309

£685

£994

3

£360.50

£726

£1086.50

4

£412

£772.50

£1184.50

5

£463.50

£814

£1277.50

Please note – If your scheme involves more than five dwellings or the floor area of a proposed dwelling exceeds 300m2 please contact us for an individual quotation. These fees are based on the dwellings being built simultaneously.

Charges include VAT at the current rate except for Regularisations Fees.

*Charge includes 1 hour's structural check (additional checking input will be charged at £50.00 including VAT per hour or part thereof)

Work not falling into a category listed above will require a bespoke fee quote, please email buildingcontrol@coventry.gov.uk with a description of works being carried out, all existing and proposed plans and associated information.

Reduced fees

Where an extension and internal alterations are carried out concurrently, a 50% discount will be applied to the lower fee. This is done at the discretion of Coventry CC. If works are not carried out at the same time, then additional charges may be incurred.

Additional charges

Inspection charges in all tables above are derived from an anticipated number of visits for a typical project within the category. It is important that requests for visits are appropriate and that officers are not requested to attend site where work is either not ready or where the contractor is unavailable. Should the number of visits exceed the
allocated amount we may request an additional charge based upon our standard hourly rate. Where the maximum number of inspections is reached, each additional inspection required will be charged at £95.00.

It is assumed that all electrical work will be carried out under a self-certification scheme by a competent person and notification will be made through the relevant accreditation body. Where this is not the case an additional fee will be payable.

Please note, that if a request is made to inspect work that is not ready, the work is of poor standard, it is necessary to carry out additional visits or access was not available then additional charges may be incurred.

Supplementary charges

All fees quoted include VAT

  • Refunds/Change to invoices (redirection etc) £70.00
  • Reactivating old Building control files + 1 Inspection £175.00 (Files that have been inactive for more than 2 years or notification of archiving has been sent)
  • Additional inspections £95.00 (Per inspection)
  • Copy of approval/completion certificates/letter of comfort - £55.00

Printable fees and charges

You can also contact the Building Control team to discuss how much your application will cost.

Building control

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street
Coventry
CV1 5RR

Telephone: 024 7683 2057