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Review of Pre-application Charging Schemes and Update on Pre-application Service

a) That Members adopt the revised charging schedule and categories to be introduced on 6th October 2020.
b) To agree that the pre-application charging scheme will be reviewed in 12 months’ time.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/08/2020

Decision due: 29 Sep 2020 by Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces

Department: Planning and Economic Development

Additional Information: Requested for pre-scrutiny by Cllrs Bick and Porrer

Background Information: Improvements to the pre-application service will take place over the coming 12 months, supporting better quality and more timely pre-application advice. Planning officers seek approval to unify pre-application categories, along with uplifted fees, in respect of initial improvements including a new web/Customer Portal, clearer and more constructive pre-app response letters, and new offers such as video meetings with officers. A service review is proposed after 12 months.

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