There is currently a consultation underway on proposals to increase planning application fees that will enable improvements to capacity and performance within the Local Planning Authorities. The consultation began on 28th February 2023 and will continue until 25th April 2023.
The proposals to increase the fees and increase performance are as follows:
It is anticipated that following the consultation and any amendments, these proposals could be introduced in summer 2023.
The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has recognised that the increases in fees could alleviate the pressure on planning services. However, there is more that can be done in terms of issues regarding capacity, resourcing and skills.
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