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How much will it cost?

Please note from 24th August 2020 planning application fees in Wales will increase by 20%.

A fee is payable for most planning applications, the amount depends on the proposed development. Fees are set by the Welsh Government and are the same for all Welsh planning authorities.

Changes to fees for planning and related applications

Please note that changes to planning applications fees were approved by the Senedd and that The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications and Site Visits) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 come into force on 24 August 2020.

These Regulations will replace the 2015 Regulations and will increase planning application fees by 20%.

All applications submitted on or after this date must be accompanied by the new fee.

An updated fee schedule will be published soon however a below is a summary of the changes -

Old fees

New fees from 24 August 2020























Payment of the application fee is a statutory requirement and it must be paid before the Authority does any work on your application.

If the required fee is not received your application will be returned to you.

How to pay

  • by bank transfer –
    please contact for details of how to do this
  • by credit or debit card over the phone on 01766 770274
  • by cheque, payable to Snowdonia National Park Authority, posted or taken to the National Park Head Ocffices, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, LL48 6LF

When making a payment it would be useful if you could also provide the site address relevant to the planning application, and if you have it the relevant planning reference number which should start with a NP or PP. This will help the efficiency of processing your application.


Refunds are only payable if your application is returned to you because it is invalid, or if the applicant and local planning authority do not agree an extended time period to determine an application.

A refund is provided 16 weeks after the start date for a householder application and 24 weeks after the start date for all other applications.

If your application is refused or withdrawn, you will not get a refund.

You have a free right of appeal to the Welsh Government against the Authority’s decision to refuse your application.