Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Fees imposed on prior approval applications for domestic extensions
As expected, the fee regime that has applied for some time to prior approval applications under various parts of the Second Schedule to the GPDO is now to be extended to Part 1, so that prior approval applications for larger domestic extensions will be subject in future to the payment of a fee of £96. This is in line with the amount of the application fee applying to various other prior approval applications. The fee will be payable on prior approval applications under Part 1 that are made on or after 19 August.
The statutory provisions that give effect to this change are the Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 [SI 2019 No. 1154], which amends Regulation 14 of the 2012 Fees Regulations as outlined above.
As is the case in respect of certain other prior approval applications under the Second Schedule to the GPDO, the amended regulation provides that where a full planning application has been made for other [associated] development, and the relevant application fee has been paid in respect of that application, then no fee is additionally payable in those circumstances in connection with the prior approval application for the larger domestic extension.
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