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SI 2013 2153 - The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

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The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Description
These Regulations amend the Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/2920) (“the 2012 Regulations”). The principal amendments give effect to provisions in the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 that enable certain planning applications to be made directly to the Secretary of State, and provisions in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 that remove the requirement to seek conservation area consent to demolish certain buildings in conservation areas. Amendments also introduce a fee for prior approval required in relation to permitted development rights for changes of use. In addition the amendments bring in measures to underpin the planning guarantee set out in the Government’s ‘Plan for Growth’ (March 2011) by making provision for a refund of the fee where an application for planning permission is not determined within 26 weeks.
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