Change to Planning Application Fees

20th February 2018

The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 which came into effect on 17 January have increased planning application fees by 20% and failure to pay the new fees will delay the progression of applications.

Failure to pay the correct application fee at application stage will delay the validation and progression of planning applications by local planning authorities.

Key changes to the fee scale together with new charges introduced by the New Regs are shown below.

Type of application

New fee

Householder applications for   the enlargement, improvement or other alteration of a single dwelling


Full applications for up   to 50 residential dwellings

£426 per dwelling

Prior approval for the   proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwelling house (Use   Class C3), and Associated Building Operations


Applications for the   removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission


Outline planning   applications for sites up to and including 2.5 hectares

£462 per 0.1 hectare

Permission in principle

£402 per 0.1 of the site   area


Prior approval   applications involving the making of any material change pursuant to   permitted development rights that were introduced in April 2015 and April   2017, including the rights for the installation of solar PV equipment on   non-domestic buildings



The New Regs will also enable Mayoral development corporations or urban development corporations to adopt a fee schedule to charge for providing a pre-application advice.

Dinah Patel is a specialist planning, highways and CPO solicitor at Higgs & Sons Solicitors. Dinah has specialist experience in planning appeals, enforcement, legal agreements, judicial review and high court challenges.


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