PLANNING APPLICATION FEES INCREASE CONFIRMED

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APPLICATION FEES TO RISE BY UP TO 35% ON 6TH DECEMBER 2023

The government has confirmed that planning application fees will increase on 6th December 2023. 

Ministers are keen to improve the performance and delivery of local planning authorities in their planning functions, but have controversially decided not to ring-fence any increased revenues for use by local planning departments. 

The proposed uplift in fees is proposed to be in the region of 35% for major applications and 25% for all other applications with annual increases thereafter in line with inflation (RPIX every April from 2025).   

Applications for householders would increase by £52 from £206 to £258 as an example.    

PLANNING APPLICATION FEES IN ENGLAND FROM 6 DEC 2023:

Application Type Current Fee Proposed Fee
Prior Approval
£96
£120
Householder
£206
£258
Non-Major
£462 per dwelling or per 75 sqm of non-resi floorspace
£578 per dwelling or per 75 sqm of non-resi floorspace
Major (10-50 dwellings or non-resi between 1,000 and 3,750 sqm floorspace)
£462 per dwelling or per 75 sqm of non-resi floorspace
£624 per dwelling or per 75 sqm of non-resi floorspace
Major (over 50 dwellings or more than 3.750 sqm commercial floorspace)
£22,859 + £138 per each additional dwelling over 50 dwellings or additional 75 sqm in excess of 3,750 sqm up to a max. of £300,000
£230,860 + £186 per each additional dwelling over 50 dwellings or additional 75 sqm in excess of 3,750 sqm up to a max. of £405,000

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