Fees and Fixed Price Options

We understand the budgetary constraints within which you operate and the need to secure value for money. We are transparent about our costs from the outset and seek to provide plans advice and examination services at reasonable cost to you.

IPe offer a competitive fee structure, with particularly benefits where you take advantage of our fixed price services, which will insulate you from any unexpected cost. We always welcome an opportunity to discuss your needs, explore the options and tailor packages to meet your exact requirements. All quotations are provided FREE, with no obligation on your part. We are further registered on a number of public sector procurement frameworks including Bloom Procurement Services Ltd (formerly known as 'NEPRO') and ProContract (Due North Ltd).

Please Note:
1. Costs shown below are indicative and for initial guidance only. All Fees are plus VAT.
2. All members of the IPe team are employees: we do not engage contractors.

Local Plans (incl. Minerals & Waste Plans and Statements of Common Ground)

Cost Info
Advice Day rate £980 + VAT Standard rate for provision of a professional member of the IPe team (excluding travel and subsistence expenses).
Pre Submission Assessment and Engagement Please call for a bespoke quotation Summary: A desk based pre-examination assessment of your draft plan to consider potential key issues in relation to soundness, the duty to co-operate and legal compliance. A written report will be provided. This may be a comprehensive review of all policies in the plan or could be limited to particular issues of contention. The written assessment will include an engagement session, to follow up issues raised and enable you to explore further matters and obtain additional advice on actions/preparation prior to examination. Cost will be dependent on the extent of the review we are requested to undertake.

CIL Charging Schedules

Cost Info
Examination Fixed Fee Package From £8995 + VAT Summary: Provision of an examiner for the number of days necessary to examine the charging schedule, including the holding of a hearing session(s) where necessary (excluding travel and subsistence expenses).
Examination Day rate £895 + VAT Standard rate for provision of an examiner (excluding travel and subsistence expenses).
Advice Daily rate - Please call Standard rate for provision of a professional member of the IPe team (excluding travel and subsistence expenses).

Neighbourhood Plans

Cost Cost Info
Examination Fixed Fee Package without Hearing from £4875 + VAT Fixed Fee Package with Hearing from £7500 + VAT Summary: Provision of an examiner for the number of days necessary to examine the plan (excluding travel and subsistence expenses).

We will undertake an initial appraisal of the draft plan to determine its complexity for fee charging purposes. We will use several key indicators including:

  • whether it makes site allocations;
  • the extent of the public representations; and
  • the potential need for a hearing session(s).

Further details of the assessment are available on request.

Where you have a programme of neighbourhood plans coming forward, we may be able to apply special rates to your examinations.

Cost Info
Examination Day Rate £750 + VAT Standard rate for provision of an examiner (excluding travel and subsistence costs).
Health Check Price upon request A comprehensive desk based pre-submission assessment of your draft plan to consider potential issues in relation to compliance with the basic conditions and other legal requirements. A written report will be provided.
Advice Daily rate - Please call Standard rate for provision of a professional member of the IPe team (excluding travel and subsistence expenses).

Please either phone or email us to discuss rates for the provision of training or any other services.