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New Town and Country Planning Regulations by central government have been approved and planning fees will increase 35% for applications for major developments and 25% for all other applications from December 6.

The regulations will see annual indexation of planning applications fees, capped at 10% from April 2025 and the fee exemption or free-go for repeat applications will be removed.

An applicant will still be able to benefit from a free-go if their application was withdrawn or refused in the preceding 12 months, subject to all other conditions for the free-go being met.

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