Planning fees increase confirmed

The Government has released details on when planning fees will increase and by how much. A fee increase of either 25% or 35% to most types of planning application applications will take place from Wednesday 6th December 2023.  This means that householder applications (proposals used by homeowners to alter or enlarge their home) will increase by 25%, from £206 to £258.  The maximum fee for the largest and most complex applications will rise by 35%, from the current £300,000 to £405,000.

The regulations also introduce an annual inflation-related increase in fees from 1st April 2025. The increase will be at the rate of the consumer price index from the previous September, capped to a maximum of 10%.

Further information is available on the Planning Portals website at: https://blog.planningportal.co.uk/2023/09/26/details-of-the-forthcoming-planning-application-fee-increase/