Payment of fees:
- The fee due must be paid when the application is submitted
- No decision can be made on an application for which the correct fee has not been paid
- The council has NO discretion to vary fees
- There is no VAT on planning fees
New planning fees came into force on 17 January 2018.
Any application that is made valid prior to the fee increase will be charged at the old rate. If an application is missing documentation or fees, the new rate will apply.
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Re-submission of a planning application
Where planning permission has been refused or an application withdrawn, the re-submission of a planning application within 12 months for a similar scheme on the same site by the same applicant would not require a fee.
Refund of fees
Fees can only refunded if:
- Paid in respect of a development for which permission or consent is not required and the local planning authority decline to determine the application.
- More than the correct fee was paid
- The application is rejected as invalidly made
No refund can be made where an application is withdrawn.