Increase in planning fees from 17 January 2018

Regulations to introduce a 20% increase in planning fees were approved by the government on 20 December 2017. The new fees come into effect on 17 January 2018 and apply to all planning applications received on or after that date.

These regulations also introduce:

  • a new fee of £402 per 0.1 hectare for Permission in Principle applications
  • the ability to charge for applications for planning permission following the removal of permitted development rights through Article 4 directions or by condition
  • a fee of £96 for prior approval applications for click and collect facilities, solar PV equipment, temporary film making and temporary state schools.

The new fees for the most common applications types are listed below:

Application type Fee
Householder application £206
Full application for up to 50 dwellings £462
Variation or removal of a planning condition  £234
Change of use of a building or land £462
Advertisement £132

The planning fees page sets out the new scale of fees.

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