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Planning Fee Increase 17 January 2018

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In line with new government regulations, North Warwickshire Borough Council will be introducing a 20% increase in planning fees from Wednesday 17 January.  Planning applications submitted before 17 January and assessed as being valid by the Validation Officer will not be subject to the increase.  However, anyone submitting a planning application which is and remains invalid up to 17 January will  have to pay the increased fee.  For full details of the changes please see our website.(PLEASE NOTE - this is a link to the National Planning Portal and it will continue to display the old fees until 17 January).

The government regulations will also introduce a new fee of £402 per 0.1 hectare for ‘Permission in Principle’ applications, the ability for authorities to charge for applications for planning permission following the removal of permitted development rights (through Article 4 directions or by condition).
Finally, a fee of £96 will be introduced for prior approval applications to permitted development rights that were introduced in April 2015 and April 2017. These include the rights for the installation of solar PV equipment on non-domestic buildings, the erection of click-and-collect facilities within the land area of a shop, the temporary use of buildings or land for film-making purposes, and the provision of temporary school buildings on vacant commercial land for state funded schools.


The statutory instrument related to the fee increase can be viewed here, and relates to the The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Last updated Monday, 8th January 2018

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