2014 Planning Fee Increase (Scotland)

2014 Planning Fee Increase (Scotland)

An amendment to “The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Application (Scotland))” was laid before parliament on the 1st August 2014. From the 1st of November 2014 new fees for planning applications come into effect across Scotland. The effect of the amendment will be a fee increase of approximately 5% and can be summarised as below.

  • Application currently costing £192 increase to £202. An increase of £10 and covers applications like home extensions, alterations etc…
  • Application currently costing £382 increase to £401. An increase of £19 and covers applications like new dwellings, developments etc…

The Scottish Government note,

“The proposed 5% increase will strengthen resources and the capability of the planning authorities to deliver a high performing planning service whilst maintaining a supportive business environment that promotes sustainable economic growth”

All application made on or after this date will be subject to the new fees.

You can download a copy of the new fee schedule here http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2014/214/pdfs/ssi_20140214_en.pdf

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