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Proposed increases to Planning Application Fees and Enforcement changes

Increases in planning application fees and changes to planning enforcement powers could be introduced in proposals set out in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill. Fees for major and minor applications could rise by 35% and 25% respectively and fees for retrospective planning applications could be doubled. The proposals also include measures to:

  • Extend the period for taking enforcement action to ten years in all cases;

  • Introduce enforcement warning notices;

  • Increase fines associated with certain planning breaches;

  • Extend the time period for temporary stop notices from 28 to 56 days;

  • Allow the Planning Inspectorate to dismiss certain appeals where the appellant causes undue delay, and;

  • Tighten the scope for appeals against enforcement notices so that there is only one opportunity to obtain planning permission retrospectively.

We await further consultation on the proposals with interest. Please contact the TPP Planning Team for further details of these and other proposals contained in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill.


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