Regulations will come into force on 17 January 2018 that will increase planning application fees by 20% from that date.
The fee payable for full planning applications for single dwellings will increase from £385 to £462. The £462 rate will also apply to full planning applications for the change of use of an existing building. The fee for Class Q residential change of use prior approval applications that include building operations will increase from £172 to £206.
The Regulations also introduce a new fee of £402 per 0.1 hectare for Permission in Principle applications; the ability for planning authorities to charge for applications for planning permission following the removal of permitted development rights through Article 4 directions or by condition; provisions for Mayoral and Urban Development Corporations to charge for pre-application advice; and 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 erection of click-and collect facilities within the land area of a shop, 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.