Consultation on Raising Planning Fees

Closed 27 Feb 2017

Opened 5 Dec 2016

Feedback updated 26 Apr 2017

We asked

For your views on proposals to raise the planning fees maxima.

You said

A total of 124 responses were received.  96 of these were from group resppondents and the remaining 28 from individuals.

We did

THe Scottish Government published an analysis of the responses to the consultation on 25 April 2017.  The responses recieved will help shape the Scottish Government's plans for planning fees.

Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


The Scottish Government recognises the importance of planning in supporting economic growth, in the delivery of quality homes and in community empowerment. We have committed to consulting on enhanced fees, following the independent review of planning recommendation that fees for major applications should be increased substantially so that the service moves towards full cost recovery. 


Why your views matter

This paper seeks views on a new fee maximum of £125,000 for major applications for most categories of development (£62,500 for applications for planning permission in principle). 


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