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.
One of the measures in the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) that was published on 24 July 2018...Continue Reading...