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Planning application fees to go up by over one third

The government has confirmed that it intends to raise fees for major and minor planning applications by 35 per cent and 25 per cent respectively in an effort to boost council planning team resources.

Michael Gove, secretary of state for housing, communities and local government (Credit: Finnbarr Webster c/o Getty Images)

Six more ways in which the Levelling Up Bill would change planning, including dropping five year housing land supply requirements

With additional implications of the bill and its associated documents continuing to emerge, Planning highlights more key things that you need to know about their contents.

Councils are isolating as they deal with application backlogs (Credit: Jose A. Bernat Bacete c/o Getty Images)

Why growing numbers of council planning teams are isolating while they tackle application backlogs

A Hampshire council’s planning department last month decided to ignore nearly all customer queries for a two-week period as officers focused on tackling an application backlog. It follows similar action by a Dorset authority at the end of last year. Commentators say they expect more over-stretched council planning teams to follow suit.

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