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Public Notice

Legislative changes have now been confirmed setting out the following coming into effect from 6th December 2023;

  • Planning Application Fees will increase by 25% across the board, with a 35% increase for  applying to major schemes
  • An annual increase of application fees in line with inflation (and capped at 10%), every April, is introduced from 2025
  • A new fee is being introduced for Prior Approval Applications for development by the Crown on a closed defence estate.

The Forthcoming fees guidance is available on the planning portal, and full details of the legislative amendments along with the schedule of fees is available here.

These new fees will apply to applications received from 6th December 2023. Any application submitted up to close of business hours on 5th December 2023 will still be accepted under the current fee charges.

For any applications which are not considered valid at the time that the new fees come into force, we will be giving a period of 14 days to provide the required information in order to validate the application. If the required information is not provided within that timescale, applications will be returned and any subsequent submission will be subject to the new application fees.

Planning Application Fees and Supplementary Guidance

Fees for the different types of planning application can be viewed on our  planning fees document (PDF) [197KB] .

Pay for your planning application

If you make your application via the Planning Portal, payments can be made online as part of the process. Alternatively, you can make payment on our payment portal (opens new window) by selecting the 'other payments' option, then selecting 'planning' and then 'application fees (planning)'.