The table below sets out the amounts payable as you proceed through our application process. To provide you with cost certainty, we have set fixed amounts. These fees will be adjusted periodically.
All fees are payable when you make your submission and are non-refundable, whether or not you complete the whole process through to site opening. We are unable to log and progress your application without receipt of the relevant fee.
These fees are a contribution to the cost of reviewing your scheme and liaising with you as you develop your scheme through feasibility, detailed design, construction and connection. The fee structure is standard for all schemes, as the work involved is similar at all stages irrespective of the scheme's size.
We may carry out credit checks on both companies and individuals. We will advise you if the checks are unfavourable and speak with you about payment methods and/or guarantees that may enable your application to proceed.
A VAT invoice will be issued for your records.
Fee terms and conditionsApplication fee
Application process fees
All fees are subject to VAT
| Application fee (expression of interest)|| £ 380 |
| Appraisal fee (feasibility)|| £1,500|
| Appraisal and inspection fees (detailed)|| £4,000|
| Water resource study fee|| £2,250|
The fee is payable when you submit an expression of interest. It is a contribution to our costs in making an initial assessment of the application.Appraisal fee
This is payable when you make a feasibility submission. It contributes to the cost of our staff who will assess your submission.
The fee is payable by the submission deadline. Should you be unable to comply with the submission date, then an extension may be requested but will not be considered until we receive the fee. You are still able to withdraw from the process and resubmit at a later date but please note that all fees are non-refundable.Appraisal and inspection fee
This fee is payable when you make a DCNA/DCA submission. It is a contribution to the costs of our staff who will be liaising with you as you develop your scheme through detailed design, construction and connection. This payment will cover the following items:
Water resource study fee
- our staff time spent liaising with you
- our appraisal of your DCNA submission
- our appraisal of your DCA submission
- our site visits and inspection of the construction works, including the stilling test
This is only payable if you have been advised that there are water sensitivities at the location of your proposed scheme. The study assesses whether we have the capacity to accommodate schemes in areas where there may be potential limits on the available water resource. The fee contributes to our costs of undertaking detailed modelling and analysis, the cost of which is the same for any size scheme.Other feesLegal fees
Each party is responsible for paying their own legal fees in respect of the network access agreement and any other legal agreements required.Annual payment
When your site is connected to our network you will need to make an annual payment to us under the terms of the network access agreement. Further information can be found on our legal agreements page.
Last Edited: 16 February 2022