With an increase in planning application fees due imminently, many clients are looking to submit planning applications sooner rather than later.
This is the first increase since 2012 and this change will see an increase of 20%:
Householder application fees will rise from £172 to £206.
Standard applications for new dwellings will increase to £462.
Prior approval applications will increase from £80 to £96.
For more complex planning applications where fees are based on area calculations the rise will have a more significant financial impact.
There will be a change over period before the new fees take effect, this may be limited to 28 days so our advice to those intending to make planning applications is to look to submit before the increase.
Contact Western Design Architects to discuss your project.