Government introduces 20% fee increase on planning applications

For the first time in five years, the Houses of Parliament have made changes to planning application fees, which has now taken effect across all local planning authorities in England as of 17 January 2018.

This 20% increase on all planning applications will see the fees range from a minimum of £96 to a maximum of £300,000.

These new regulations were introduced into Law on 20 December 2017 and the revenue is said to be re-invested within local planning authority departments allowing them to boost their delivery services.

Here’s what an increase of 20% looks like:

  • A single dwelling application will increase from £385 to £462
  • A householder planning application will rise from £172 to £206
  • An outline application was £385 and will now be £462 per 0.1 Hectares
  • A prior approval application was £80 and is now £96

For further information on how the new fee increase will affect the future of your planning proposals, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.