The proposed increase in planning application fees took full effect on the 17th January 2018, as the House of Lords approved the regulations to introduce the increase in December 2017. This is the first planning fee increase in 5 years.


In response to the recent legislation, this forced an increase of 20 per cent on all applications in England, in addition to the removal of some exemptions and an introduction of new categories in relation to applications for Permission in Principle.

Apart from the increase of 20 per cent on planning applications, the changes will also allow fees to be charged were an Article 4 Direction is in place, withdrawing the Permitted Development Rights.

Application Type Previous Fee Increased Fee
Application for New Dwelling £385.00 £462.00
Householder Planning Application £172.00 £206.00
Prior Approval Application £80.00 £96.00

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