Yep so are we. It seems that the draft Regulations are still going through the Parliamentary affirmative resolution procedure which needs to be completed before they can be made and brought into force. The draft Regulations which set out the new fees indicate that they will come into force the day after they are made. At present it looks like the affirmative resolution procedure (which requires a motion from each House to approve) is nearing conclusion and therefore the new fees could be with us very soon. Perhaps 01 December will be seen as a good day for them to come into force?

Anyway anyone soon to be making a chunky planning application might wish to consider hurrying it through in the next couple of weeks to try and avoid the 15% rise in planning fees.

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