Following an independent review and industry wide consultation, the Minister for Local Government and Housing has revealed new planning application fees which come into force across Scotland as of 1st June 2017.

These changes see a substantial increases in fees for both full and planning permission in principle applications.
Key aspects of the new proposals include:
• It is disappointing to note there is no commitment to ring fence application fees to support planning services.  Therefore, there is no guarantee of  improved performance within Planning Authorities.
• The fee for full planning for residential development of more than 50 dwellings which is currently capped at a maximum of £20,055, however, from June will start at £20,055 plus £200 for each additional dwelling, with the maximum fee being increased by more than six times the current figure at £124,850.
• For full applications where fee’s are based on floorspace which were previously subject to a maximum fee of £20,055 will now fetch a maximum planning fee of £125,000.
• The top fee for detailed applications is being raised from approximately £20,000 to £125,000 and for planning permission in principle from approximately £10,000 to £62,000.
For more information on how these new changes could affect you and your clients please contact us on 0131 346 9100 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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