Category Archives: Legislation – Fees Regulations 2012

IMPORTANT: The government publishes a consultation (until 29/10/2020) on significant changes to the planning system …

The government has published the following White Paper, which includes a consultation that runs for 12 weeks from 06/08/2020 until 29/10/2020: Continue reading

The government publishes a consultation (until 01/10/2020) relating to the standard method, First Homes, the small sites threshold, and Permission in Principle …

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 8 weeks from 06/08/2020 until 01/10/2020: Continue reading

MHCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (August 2020) …

MHCLG has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading

MHCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (July 2020) …

MHCLG has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – relating to the Use Classes Order 1987 (01/09/2020) …

[UPDATE: For subsequent amendments to the below SI 2020 No. 757, please view this post and this post.]

The following 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force on 01/09/2020: Continue reading

The government announces its intention to make further changes to the planning system, including PD rights …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post and this post for the legislation relating to Part 1 of the GPDO.
- This post and this post for the legislation relating to Other Parts of the GPDO.]

[UPDATE: For the subsequent "Planning for the Future - White Paper", please view this post.]

[UPDATE: For the subsequent "Changes to the current planning system - Consultation on changes to planning policy and regulations", please view this post.]

The government has published the following policy paper, which sets out the government's intention to make further changes to the planning system, including permitted development rights: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: There appears to be a potential pitfall with the fee for an application for prior approval under Part 1 Class A of the GPDO …

[UPDATE: On 01/08/2020, this potential pitfall was removed by SI 2020 No. 632 (note: for more information, please view this post)].

Introduction:

From 19/08/2019 onwards, an application for prior approval under Part 1 Class A of the GPDO (i.e. for a larger rear extension) will be subject to a fee of £96. However, when the Fees Regulations 2012 were amended to introduce this fee, a corresponding amendment was not made to the GPDO 2015.

As a result, it appears that if an LPA receives an application that complies with the requirements of Part 1 Class A paragraph A.4(2) of the GPDO, but the fee has not been paid, then the LPA should not invalidate the application on this basis. Furthermore, if the LPA receives the information specified by paragraph A.4(2) on a certain date, and then receives the fee on a later date, then the LPA should start the 42 day period based on the former date. Continue reading

MHCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (July 2019) …

MHCLG has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading

IMPORTANT: The government publishes its response to the “Planning Reform …” consultation …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post, this post, and this post for the legislation relating to Part 1 of the GPDO.
- This post, this post, and this post for the legislation relating to Other Parts of the GPDO.
- This post and this post for the legislation relating to the Advertisement Regulations 2007.
- This post and this post for the legislation relating to the Fees Regulations 2012.
- This post for the legislation relating to the Use Classes Order 1987.]

The government has published the following response to the consultation titled "Planning Reform - Supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes" (which ran for 11 weeks from 29/10/2018 until 14/01/2019): Continue reading

IMPORTANT: The government states its intention to proceed with most of the proposals within the recent “Planning Reform …” consultation …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent government response to this consultation, please view this post.]

James Brokenshire MP (Secretary of State for MHCLG) has made the following written statement to Parliament, which states the government's intention to proceed with most of the proposals within the recent "Planning Reform ..." consultation: Continue reading

MHCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (March 2019) …

MHCLG has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading

IMPORTANT: The government publishes a consultation (until 14/01/2019) on a range of planning proposals, including proposed changes to the GPDO and the Use Classes Order …

[UPDATE: For a subsequent written statement to Parliament, which states the government's intention to proceed with most of the proposals within this consultation, please view this post.]

[UPDATE: For the subsequent government response to this consultation, please view this post.]

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 11 weeks from 29/10/2018 until 14/01/2019: Continue reading

MHCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (April 2018) …

MHCLG has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading

The government publishes its response to the consultation within the “Fixing our broken housing market – White Paper” …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post for the legislation relating to permitted development.]

[UPDATE: For the subsequent updates to the NPPF relating to this consultation, please view this post.]

The government has published the following response to the consultation within the "Fixing our broken housing market - White Paper" (which ran for 12 weeks from 07/02/2017 until 02/05/2017), as well as to the further consultation relating to agricultural PD rights (which ran for 12 weeks from 07/02/2017 to 02/05/2017): Continue reading

The government publishes its response to the “Planning for the right homes in the right places” consultation …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent updates to the NPPF relating to this consultation, please view this post.]

The government has published the following response to the consultation titled "Planning for the right homes in the right places" (which ran for 8 weeks from 14/09/2017 until 09/11/2017): Continue reading

DCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (December 2017) …

DCLG has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading