Fees for planning applications set by the Scottish Government change today for almost all application types.
This means everything submitted to us from today onwards is affected, including:
- ‘full’ planning permission
- planning permission in principle
- certificates of lawfulness
- advertisement consent
Amongst the changes, standard ‘householder’ fees increase from £202 to £300, whilst the standard fee for construction of a new dwelling increases from £401 to £600.
Details of the changes are set out by The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications) (Scotland) Regulations 2022.
Using the ePlanning.scot Fee Calculator is the easiest way to calculate a fee, and can be used without having to log in or to submit an application.
Once you know your correct fee, paying is also easy, and can be done whilst submitting your application on ePlanning.scot.
For those applicants or agents who need to make an additional payment, or for applicants who may wish to pay after their agent has submitted, you can also pay for your planning application online using this link (for a quick guide to using this payment system, have a look at this blog post from November 2020.)
In addition, fees for pre-application advice are changing on 1 April – details can be found here.
Some other fees related to Planning & Building Standards change today, including;