New Legislation – relating to infrastructure planning fees (01/04/2024) …

The following 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force on 01/04/2024:

New Legislation:

  • April 2024: SI 2024 No. 333 - The Infrastructure Planning (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2024 (pdf) (link).

Notes:

  • The above SI 2024 No. 333 makes amendments to the following SI:
    - The Infrastructure Planning (Fees) Regulations 2010.
  • The "Explanatory Note" (link) at the end of the above SI 2024 No. 333 includes the following information:
    - "These regulations [SI 2024 No. 333] amend the Infrastructure Planning (Fees) Regulations 2010 ("the 2010 Regulations").".
    - "Regulation 3 [of SI 2024 No. 333] inserts a new heading of Parts 1 (introduction), and regulation 4 [of SI 2024 No. 333] amends regulation 2(1) of the 2010 Regulations by substituting a new definition for "application" and "applicant".".
    - "Regulation 5 [of SI 2024 No. 333] inserts a new heading of Part 2 (charging of fees by the Secretary of State) into the 2010 Regulations. It also inserts a new regulation 2A and Schedule 1 into the 2010 Regulations. New regulation 2A [of the 2010 Regulations] provides for the charging of fees by the Secretary of State to the applicant for pre-application services, and Schedule 1 [of the 2010 Regulations] lists pre-application services which may be charged for by the Secretary of State.".
    - "Regulation 6 [of SI 2024 No. 333] amends regulation 12(5) of the 2010 Regulations so that the new regulation 2A [of the 2010 Regulations] comes within the definition of "relevant fee" for the purposes of regulation 12 [of the 2010 Regulations].".
    - "Regulation 7 [of SI 2024 No. 333] inserts Part 3 (charging of fees by prescribed public authorities), new regulation 12A and schedule 2 into the 2010 Regulations. Schedule 2 of the 2010 Regulations prescribes the public authorities for the purposes of regulation 12A of the 2010 Regulations.".
    - "New regulation 12A [of the 2010 Regulations] provides for the payment of fees by an applicant or proposed applicant to prescribed public authorities in relation to the provision of relevant services. Regulation 12A [of the 2010 Regulations] specifies the effect where the fee is not received by the public authority. It provides that a public authority may charge a fee only in accordance with a statement published on its website.".
    - "Regulation 8 [of SI 2024 No. 333] inserts a new heading of Part 4 (review) into the 2010 Regulations.".

Other Sources of Information:

  • August 2021: National Infrastructure Planning Reform Programme - stakeholder survey (pdf print version of HTML webpage) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • February 2023: Nationally Significant Infrastructure - action plan for reforms to the planning process (link) (pdf print version of HTML webpage).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • February 2023: Government press release - "Cross-government plan to speed up delivery of major infrastructure projects" (link).
  • July 2023: Government press release - "Planning changes to speed up delivery of vital infrastructure" (link).
  • July 2023: Consultation on operational reforms to the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) consenting process (link) (pdf print version of HTML webpage).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2024: Operational reforms to the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects consenting process - government response (link) (pdf print version of HTML webpage).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2024: "Explanatory Memorandum" to SI 2024 No. 333 (pdf) (link).

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