A Guide to Fees for Full Applications to Sustainable Drainage Approving Body (SAB)

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Please note, the fee is calculated in increments of 0.1 hectares in accordance with Table 1;
or Table 2, for applications that are made by Town and Community Councils.

These fees apply to applications made from the 7th January 2019 onwards.

This document is based upon The Flood and Water Management Act 2010, Schedule 3, The Sustainable Drainage (Application for Approval Fees) (Wales) Regulations 2018.

The fee shall be paid at the time the Application is submitted. If you are unsure of the fee applicable, please consult your local SAB on (01639) 686850 or email: hdc@npt.gov.uk

Table 1

All Applications
Flat Fee Fee for first 0.5ha Fee between 0.5ha & including 1ha Fee between 1ha & including 5ha Fee above 5ha
£350 for each application £70 for each 0.1 hectare or fraction of 0.1 of a hectare, for the first 0.5 hectare £50 for each 0.1 hectare or fraction of 0.1 of a hectare, from 0.5 hectare up to and including 1.0 hectare £20 for each 0.1 hectare or fraction of 0.1 of a hectare, from 1.0 hectare up to and including 5.0 hectares; and £10 for each additional 0.1 hectare or fraction of 0.1 of a hectare.

The additional amount up to a maximum of £7,500 calculated by reference to the size of the construction area

Definition

“Construction area” (“ardal adeiladu”) means:

  1. the area of land identified on a plan accompanying an application for planning permission, or
  2. if an application for planning permission has not been made, the area of land on which construction work has commenced or is proposed to be commenced

Table 2

Applications By Town and Community Councils
Flat Fee Fee for first 0.5ha Fee between 0.5ha & including 1ha Fee between 1ha & including 5ha Fee above 5ha
£175 for each application £35 for each 0.1 hectare or fraction of 0.1 of a hectare, for the first 0.5 hectare £25 for each 0.1 hectare or fraction of 0.1 of a hectare, from 0.5 hectare up to and including 1.0 hectare £10 for each 0.1 hectare or fraction of 0.1 of a hectare, from 1.0 hectare up to and including 5.0 hectares; and £5 for each additional 0.1 hectare or fraction of 0.1 of a hectare.

The additional amount up to a maximum of £7,500 calculated by reference to the size of the construction area

Definition

“Construction area” (“ardal adeiladu”) means:

  1. the area of land identified on a plan accompanying an application for planning permission, or
  2. if an application for planning permission has not been made, the area of land on which construction work has commenced or is proposed to be commenced

Table 3

Multiple Proposals for same site

Proposal attracting highest fee charge as per Table 1

Each additional proposals charged as Table 2

Fees for Inspection £168 (per inspection as agreed with SAB)

Fee chargeable for an application relating to previous application

  • Which is within 12 months of the date of approval of the previous application; and
  • Relates wholly or mainly to the drainage system which was the subject of the previous application, including construction proposals and conditions of approval of the previous application

Application fee chargeable in accordance with Table 2

‘An approving body may not charge a fee where an application under paragraph (2) relates only to a condition, other than a condition under paragraph 11(2)(a) of Schedule 3, of approval of the previous application.’

Paragraph 11(2)(a) of Schedule 3, states:

Approval granted under sub-paragraph (1)(a) may be subject to conditions; in particular, a condition may —

  1. relate to the construction of the drainage system (which may involve modification of the proposal for construction),
  2. provide that approval takes effect only if and when the applicant provides a non-performance bond in accordance with paragraph 12,
  3. relate to inspection, or
  4. require the payment of fees chargeable under paragraph 13 by reference to work undertaken in connection with approval

Inspection As a Condition of Approval

Where approval is granted subject to a condition that requires one or more inspections of the works to be undertaken, then a charge of £168 per inspection shall be requested. The number of inspections required shall be agreed with the SAB, prior to the granting of any permission.