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Changes to Planning Application Fees - 22 Nov 2012

posted 17 Nov 2012, 05:20 by Tomo
Any residents who are on the point of making a planning application might want to do so next week before the prices go up!

It has been announced on the 16th November that The government’s increase of planning fees have been agreed in both Houses of Parliament and will come into force on 22nd November 2012. The fee increases will affect all types of planning applications, including full applications, certificates of lawfulness, non-material amendments and discharges of conditions.

Apparently the fee increase, approx 15% represents the rate of inflation since 2008 when the fees were last changed.
In summary, the main fees for domestic and householder applications are:

Householder Development Alterations, improvements or extensions to existing dwellings
Where application relates to one dwellinghouse: £172 (was £150)
Where application relates to two or more dwellinghouses: £339 (was £295)
Erection of buildings in the garden of a dwelling (including sheds, greenhouses, or fences and walls etc) £172 (was £150)

Confirmation of compliance with a condition attached to a planning condition
Relating to applications for the enlargement or alterations to existing dwellings or works including the provision of a building within the
curtilage of an existing dwelling £28 for each request (was £25)

Non-Material Change to a Planning Permission
Relating to applications for the enlargement or alterations to existing dwellings or works including the
provision of a building within the curtilage of an existing dwelling - £28 for each request (was £25)

Lawful Development Certificates
Existing use of land or development - The same fee as for an equivalent planning application
Proposed use of land or development - Half the fee as for an equivalent planning application


Full details of the changes can be found at the following link: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2012/9780111527290

Please note that the above is the draft version of the final signed version of the Statutory Instrument will be available to be downloaded from the http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ from the 22 November 2012.


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