In line with new government regulations, Sedgemoor District Council has introduced a 20% increase in planning fees from Wednesday 17th January 2018.
Planning applications submitted and assessed as being valid before 17th January 2018 will not be subject to the increase. However, anyone submitting a planning application on/after 17th January 2018 will have to pay the increased fee. The new fees will also apply to applications submitted prior to 17th January 2018 which were invalid but the necessary additional information is provided on/after the 17th January 2018.
The government regulations have also introduced a new fee of £402 per 0.1 hectare for 'Permission in Principle' applications.
In addition authorities have the ability 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 has been introduced 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.