From 1 September 2008, the Council will be charging a fee for any new requests seeking either the discharge of conditions on a planning permission or confirmation that conditions have been discharged. This is in accordance with The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2008 which were introduced by the Government in April.
All such requests must be in writing on the national 1APP form and identify the permission reference and the condition(s) concerned. Without a fee, the request cannot be determined.
The fee is £85 per request, or £25 per request for development either involving the extension or alteration of a dwelling or within the curtilage of a dwelling. There is no fee for the discharge of conditions on a listed building consent.
Each written request or form may relate to any number of conditions. For example, if you wish to submit details of the brick and roof tile pursuant to one condition and the joinery details pursuant to a second at the same time, you may do so using one letter or form and fee.
The Council will normally aim to respond within 20 working days unless further evidence or consultations are required in which case a longer timescale will be appropriate. If the Council fails to respond within 12 weeks the fee must be refunded.
Listed Building Consents and Conservation Area Consents do not form part of this process and no fees will be charged for discharge of conditions on these types of applications.
Normal exemptions to fees apply.
For further information please view the Statutory Instrument amending fees and the Department for Communities and Local Government Circular 04/2008 PDFs below.