The fee charged by the SuDS Approval Body (SAB) for a full application has been determined by Welsh Government and included in The Sustainable Drainage (Application for Approval Fees) Regulations 2018.
The fee for a full application is dependant on the size of the construction area, as noted below;
(a) £350 for each application, and
(b) an additional amount up to a maximum of £7,500 calculated by reference to the size of the construction area as follows—
(i) £70 for each 0.1 hectare or fraction of 0.1 of a hectare, for the first 0.5 hectare;
(ii) £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;
(iii) £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;
(iv) £10 for each additional 0.1 hectare or fraction of 0.1 of a hectare in excess of 5.0 hectares.
If the applicant is a Community Council, the fee charged will be halved.
It is important to note that there could be a need for other payments in addition to the application fee, such as:
- inspection fees
- temporary bonds that may be required to secure the construction work
- a funded maintenance plan for the drainage system.
These costs will be dependant on the nature and scale of the work, with the applicant being made aware of the requirements as part of the approval process. If you are unsure of any aspect of the fees contact us directly (details below).