The chief planner from the Department for Communities and Local Government’s has disclosed in a letter that from 17/01/2018 there will be a climb of 20% in planning fees.
In December, along with additional amendments to the fees regime, the House of Lords approved the regulations that introduce the fee increase.
Per the letter from Steve Quartermain, the regulations (No. 1314) will furthermore;
“Introduce a new fee of £402 per 0.1 hectare for permission in principle application.”
“Introduce the ability for local authorities to charge for applications for planning permission following the removal of permitted development rights through Article 4 directions or by condition.”
“For mayoral and urban development corporations to charge for providing a pre-application service.”
Additionally, the regulations introduce a £96 charge for previous approval applications to permitted development rights that were introduced in April 2015 and April 2017.
Included in this is;
- 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 provision of temporary school buildings on vacant commercial land for state-funded schools.
The regulation No.1309 has also been published by the government.
This will allow applications for permission in principle to be made for minor housing-led development.
The mentioned regulations are to take effect on 01/06/2018, together with planning guidance intended for the support of authorities planned to be published “in due course”.
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