Planning fees have increased by 20%
Release date: 23 January 2018
In line with new government regulations, Cotswold District Council introduced a 20% increase in planning fees with effect from Wednesday 17 January. Planning applications submitted before 17 January and assessed as being valid by a CDC planner were not be subject to the increase. However, anyone submitting a planning application which was and remained invalid up to 17 January will have had to pay the increased fee. For full details of the changes please see our website.
The government regulations also introduced a new fee of £402 per 0.1 hectare for ‘Permission in Principle’ applications, the ability for authorities to charge for applications for planning permission following the removal of permitted development rights (through Article 4 directions or by condition).
Finally, a fee of £96 now applies for prior approval applications to permitted development rights that were introduced in April 2015 and April 2017. These include the rights for the installation of solar PV equipment on non-domestic buildings, the erection of click-and-collect facilities within the land area of a shop, the temporary use of buildings or land for film-making purposes, and the provision of temporary school buildings on vacant commercial land for state funded schools.