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Sterling House, High Street, Crawley,
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69 Park Lane,  Croydon,
Surrey, CR0 1BY
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Eastbourne office

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56a High Street,  Epsom,
Surrey, KT19 8AJ
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London office

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t. 020 7389 1500

Worthing office

3 Liverpool Gardens,  Worthing,
West Sussex, BN11 1TF
t. 01903 229200

Stiles Harold Williams - News

Stiles Harold Williams news.

12 June 2017

DCLG July planning fee rise confirmed – so get those applications in now

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has confirmed that a proposed 20% rise in planning fees will go ahead in July.  This is unlikely to change given the evolving political envelope, as many politicians have more on their plate than further tweaks and amendments to the planning system.

February’s Housing White Paper said the government would "take steps to secure the financial sustainability of planning departments ensure that the planning system has the skilled professionals it needs to assess and make the tough decisions we expect and provide targeted support to address areas of specialist weakness."
It also said councils would be able to increase fees by 20% from July 2017.

Want to submit a planning proposal before the fees rise?
Contact Alex Bateman: / 01273 276265

But a guidance document on brownfield registers and permission in principle, published by DCLG recently, said the government "has committed to bring forward legislation to increase planning fees by 20% where a local planning authority agrees to use the resources for planning. It is intended that the regulations, subject to parliamentary approval, should bring forward this increase in the autumn". However, the document has since been corrected and says that the rise will take place in July, which has been confirmed by the DCLG.

SHW Director of Planning Alex Bateman said: “This increase has been coming, not just since the publication of the White Paper. Local Authorities are struggling to balance their books and this increase is intended to help improve the quality of their Planning Departments. An efficient and effect planning department is so key to delivering the development this country needs.”

For further information please contact.

Alex Bateman
Alex Bateman BA (Hons) MSc MRTPI
01273 876265
07711 132009