Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To advise the Executive on introducing charges for heritage advice and design codes, and the use of planning performance agreements.
In February 2020, the Executive considered proposals to increase the level of fees that the Council charges for providing pre-application planning advice.
The Executive was advised at that time that a further report would be brought back for consideration relating to charging for heritage advice and for design code work, and the use of planning performance agreements.
This report sets out the proposals in respect of each of these three areas.
RESOLVED that, subject to the amendment outlined above, the Executive:
(a) agrees the introduction of pre-application planning advice charges for heritage advice as set out at Paragraph 11, and that the charges will come into effect for all related requests received on or after the 1st February 2021;
(b) agrees the introduction of charges in respect of work undertaken on design codes as set out at Paragraph 21, and that the charges will come into effect on the 1st February 2021;
(c) notes the benefits to applicants and this Council of using planning performance agreements along with the potential for the Council to recover some of the abnormal costs it expends in processing related planning applications to agreed timetables; and
(d) agrees that this Council considers the use of planning performance agreements on any appropriate planning applications received on after 01 February 2021.
Report author: Lee Smith
Publication date: 06/01/2021
Date of decision: 04/01/2021
Decided at meeting: 04/01/2021 - Executive
Effective from: 16/01/2021