Planning Portal – Fee Increase!

Attention all developers, homeowners, and planning enthusiasts! We have some crucial information to share with you regarding the revised Fee Regulation 2023. Mark your calendars, because the new regulations will officially come into force on the 6th of December 2023!

Here’s a rundown of the key changes that you need to know:

For new dwelling houses (including change of use), the standard fees are increasing:

➡️ £578 per dwelling for up to 9 dwellings
➡️ £624 for between 10 and 50 dwellings
➡️ £30,860 for 50 dwellings, with an additional charge of £186 per dwelling exceeding 50 (up to a maximum of £405,000)

➡️ Householder development will now attract a fee of £258.

➡️ Changes of use applications will cost £578.

➡️ Section 73 and Non-Material Amendments will be priced at £293.

➡️ Discharges of conditions have increased to £145 (£43 for householder development).

➡️ Prior approval applications for Larger Home Extensions, additional storeys, and demolition of buildings (and others) will now be subject to a fee of £120.

It’s important to note that the provisions for a ‘free go’ will be removed. However, you will still enjoy a free re-submission as long as the relevant 12-month period begins on or before the 5th of December 2023. So make sure you plan accordingly!

For more detailed information, you can refer to the Statutory Instrument (2023, No. 1197) and the Planning Portal guidance for the forthcoming fees.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the new fees, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our team members. We’re here to help!

Stay informed, plan wisely, and make the most of the cheaper fees while you can. Let’s navigate the world of planning together!

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