17th November 2023
The costs to submit planning applications are set to change, following the recent approval of new regulations. Whether you’re a large-scale developer or wanting to make changes to your home, here’s what you need to know:
Amendments to the Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2023, which were approved by government on 8 November, are set to make a raft of changes around planning application fees, and will come into force on 6 December.
Among the changes being introduced are:
Prospective and current applicants should be aware that Planning Portal are planning an outage at the close of business on 5 December to apply the changes, with subsequent submissions being subject to the new fees.
Kiran Maher, Solicitor in the Thrings Planning and Environment team, said: “Whether you are a developer looking to roll out 3,000 new houses or a homeowner looking to build an extension, these changes will have a financial impact on your plans. Local planning authorities will be making arrangements to update their websites to reflect the changes so keep an eye out to avoid any surprises.”
Thrings’ Planning and Environment lawyers have extensive experience in navigating complex local and national planning policy legislation and has successfully supported commercial and residential applications through the approval and appeal processes. To find out more and for advice on your development proposals, including how to address enforcement notices, please do get in touch.