Planning Fee Increase

4th January, 2018 by Acorus

Regulations to introduce the 20% increase in planning fees were made on 20th December 2017, which means that local planning authorities will be able to start applying the fee increase from 17th January 2018.

These Regulations will also introduce a new fee of £402 per 0.1 hectare for Permission in Principle applications, the ability for authorities to charge for applications for planning permission following the removal of permitted development rights through Article 4 directions or by condition; and for Mayoral and Urban Development Corporations to charge for providing a pre-application service.

Also, the Regulations introduce a fee of £96 for prior approval applications to permitted development rights that were introduced in April 2015 and April 2017. These include the rights for the installation of solar PV equipment on non-domestic buildings, the temporary use of buildings or land for film-making purposes and the provision of temporary school buildings on vacant commercial land for state funded schools.

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