How much does planning permission cost in 2023?

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Exactly how much does planning permission cost? Working out if you can afford the construction costs of your dream build is a crucial part of the process and it’s one many people will consider at the very beginning. However, another concern for anyone looking to build or extend their home is the cost of obtaining any necessary planning permissions.

In the world of planning permission, planning application fees were introduced so that people who want to apply for consent, rather than taxpayers in general, meet the costs incurred by local planning authorities in deciding planning applications. That said, local councils’ other planning services also get funds from council tax, retained business rates, and central government grants. These other services include planning policy making, dealing with appeals and taking enforcement action against people who don’t play by the rules.

Simon Rix
Simon Rix

Simon Rix is a professional planning consultant. He was a council officer and later an elected councillor before setting up Planix UK Planning Consultants Ltd.

Simon Rix

Simon Rix is a professional planning consultant, who began his career working in local government in the 1990s. He was a council officer and later an elected councillor, so he knows how the planning system works from both sides. He went on to set up Planix.UK Planning Consultants Ltd; a consultancy company that advises self builders, home extenders and those taking on small to medium-sized building projects on planning permission.