Research and analysis

The feasibility of charging for planning application consultations

This publication was withdrawn on 30 October 2014

This document is out of date as it has been superseded by current charging of planning advice arrangements.

The results of a study to assess the present practice on pre-application advice, and the feasibility of charging local planning authorities.

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The aim of this study was to assess current practice on pre-application advice and ascertain the feasibility of charging for this advice. The study considered this aim in respect of the Environment Agency’s dealings with developers and hence did not consider the feasibility of charging local planning authorities.