From the 6th April 2013 new planning application fees will be introduced for Scottish planning applications. This marks a staggering 20% increase in fees. Now it is fair to say that many Council's have lost money from processing fees during the recession and it makes sense to try and correct the deficit however a 20% increase does seem a lot. Doesn't it?
New fees can be summarised as,
- Construction of buildings, structures or erections for use as residential accommodation – £382
- The erection of buildings -
- Where no floor space created exceeds 40 metres squared – £192
- Where the floor space created exceeds 40 metres squared but does not exceed 75 metres squared – £382
- Where the floor space created exceeds 75 metres squared – £382 for each 75 metres squared or part thereof.
- The enlargement, improvement or alteration to an existing dwelling -
- Where it relates to a single property – £192
- Where it relates to 2 or more properties – £382
- Erection of a building within the cartilage of an existing dwelling for purposes ancillary to the enjoyment of the dwelling – £192
- Erection of gates, walls or other means of enclosure – £192