Changes to Planning Fees effective from 11 April 2011
Published on Tue, 22 Mar 2011 by email@example.com.
Changes to Fees for Planning Applications (S.R. 99/2011)
The Department recently made the Planning (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 (S.R. 2011 No. 99) which amend the Planning (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R. 2005 No. 222 as amended by S.R. 2005 No. 505, S.R. 2009 No. 256 and S.R. 2010 No. 294).
The purpose of the Regulations is to promote a simpler and more equitable planning fees regime and to amend fee structures and maxima for a number of existing development categories.
The main changes are:
- the removal of fees for listed building consents, conservation area consents and demolition within an area of village or townscape character;
- the removal of concessionary fees for a number of statutory bodies;
- the removal of the reduced fee for a new application following a previous approval or withdrawal;
- the revision and simplification of the fee for outline, reserved matters and full planning permission for single dwellings;
- changes to the fee structure and fee maximum for category 2 (housing developments), category 4 (industrial, commercial, community and other buildings) and category 5 (plant and machinery, including telecommunications/data communications, single wind turbines and wind farms) applications; and
- the introduction of an additional fixed charge for applications requiring an environmental statement.