Planning application fees
Planning fee increase effective from 6 December 2023
Legislative amendments to increase planning application fees have now been formally "made" took effect on 6 December 2023.
Amongst these changes are:
- an increase in planning application fees by 25% across the board, which rises to 35% for major schemes based on the legislative interpretation of 'major development'
- the provision for a 'free go' on application resubmissions has been removed, but individual applications that were already eligible for a free resubmission before 6 December 2023 will remain.
- an annual rise in application fees linked to inflation (capped at 10% every April from 2025 onwards)
How much will the fees be?
These new regulations amend the Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/2920) ("the 2012 Fees Regulations").