Category Archives: Legislation – Fees Regulations 2012

The government publishes its response to the consultation within the “Planning for the Future – White Paper” (which ran until 29/10/2020) …

The government has published the following (very short) response to the consultation within the "Planning for the Future - White Paper" (which ran for 12 weeks from 06/08/2020 until 29/10/2020): Continue reading

The government publishes a consultation (until 02/03/2023) relating to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) …

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 10 weeks from 22/12/2022 until 02/03/2023: Continue reading

DRAFT Legislation – Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill (2022-23) …

The following Bill (note: DRAFT legislation) was published on 11/05/2022: Continue reading

MHCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (21 July 2021) …

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading

IMPORTANT: The government publishes its response to the “Supporting housing delivery and public service infrastructure” consultation …

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

[UPDATE: For a subsequent further consultation, please view this post.]

The government has published the following response to the consultation titled "Supporting housing delivery and public service infrastructure" (which ran for 8 weeks from 03/12/2020 until 28/01/2021): Continue reading

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

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading

IMPORTANT: The government publishes a consultation (until 28/01/2021) on a range of planning proposals, including proposed changes to the GPDO …

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

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 8 weeks from 03/12/2020 until 28/01/2021: Continue reading

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

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading

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

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

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 …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent government response to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post for the response document relating to the standard method for assessing local housing need.
- This post for the response document relating to First Homes.]

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) …

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading

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

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (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 states 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) …

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading