Planning Fee Increases – 6th December 2023

Amendments to the Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Application, Requests and Site Visits) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 were published on 8th November 2023 setting out amendments to planning Fees in England. The key changes are as follows:

  • 35% increase in fees for all major applications
  • 25% increase in fees for all other applications
  • Mechanism for yearly fee increases from 1st April 2025, capped at 10%
  • Removal of the opportunity to make a revised submission for free
  • If the Council has not issued a decision on a minor application within 16 weeks of validation the applicant is entitled to their fee back (it used to be 26 weeks)

A table outlining the new fees in detail is provided on pages 7-12 of the Regulations (link provided below). These changes are expected to come in to force on 6th December this year.

Please do get in touch should you wish to discuss this matter further.

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