The Infrastructure Planning Fees (Amendment) Regulations 2017

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2017/314

2017 No. 314

Infrastructure Planning

The Infrastructure Planning Fees (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Made 8th March 2017

Laid before Parliament 9th March 2017

Coming into force 6th April 2017

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 4 and 232(3) of the Planning Act 20081:

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Infrastructure Planning Fees (Amendment) Regulations 2017 and come into force on 6th April 2017.

S-2 Amendment to the Infrastructure Planning (Fees) Regulations 2010

Amendment to the Infrastructure Planning (Fees) Regulations 2010

2.—(1) The Infrastructure Planning (Fees) Regulations 20102are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 3(1), for “£1,000” substitute “£1,500”.

(3) In regulation 5(2), for “£4,500” substitute “£6,750”.

(4) In regulation 6, for paragraph (2) substitute—

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“2 The pre-examination fee is—

(a) where a single appointed person will handle the application, £19,500;

(b) where a Panel of two appointed persons will handle the application, £32,250;

(c) where a Panel of three appointed persons will handle the application, £45,000;

(d) where a Panel of more than three appointed persons will handle the application, £64,500.”

(5) In regulation 8, for the definition of “initial payment” in paragraph (2) substitute:

““initial payment” in relation to a notice under paragraph (1) means—

(a) where the examination is to be handled by a single appointed person, £923 for each estimated relevant day;

(b) where the examination is to be handled by a Panel of two appointed persons, £1,467 for each estimated relevant day;

(c) where the examination is to be handled by a Panel of three appointed persons, £2,010 for each estimated relevant day;

(d) where the examination is to be handled by a Panel of more than three appointed persons, £3,060 for each estimated relevant day.”

(6) In regulation 9, for paragraph (2) substitute—

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“2 The final payment is—

(a) where a single appointed person has examined the application, £1,845 for each relevant day;

(b) where a Panel of two appointed persons has examined the application, £2,933 for each relevant day;

(c) where a Panel of three appointed persons has examined the application, £4,020 for each relevant day;

(d) where a Panel of more than three appointed persons has examined the application, £6,120 for each relevant day;

less the initial payment referred to in regulation 8.”

(7) In regulation 10, for “section 35(4B)(a) (directions in relation to projects of national significance)”, substitute “section 35ZA(3)(a) (directions under section 35: procedural matters).3”.

(8) After regulation 10, insert—

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Fees payable on or after 1st April 2018

12.—(1) Each relevant fee is increased by the appropriate percentage on 1st April 2018, and on 1st April in each subsequent year, if the appropriate percentage is greater than zero

(2) The appropriate percentage is the CPI 12-month percentage rate published for the preceding September.

(3) The amount of any increase is in pounds sterling, rounded up or down to the nearest pound.

(4) In any year, the increase in a relevant fee described in paragraph (1) applies only where the obligation to pay that fee arises on or after 1st April in that year.

(5) In this regulation—

“the CPI 12-month percentage rate” means the measure of the change in prices between one month and the same month in the subsequent year, published by the Statistics Board, a body corporate established by section 1 of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 20074; and

“relevant fee” means any fee prescribed in any of regulations 3, 5, 6, 8 or 9.

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Review

13.—(1) The Secretary of State must from time to time—

(a)

(a) carry out a review of the regulatory provision contained in these Regulations; and

(b)

(b) publish a report setting out the conclusions of the review.

(2) The first report must be published before 6 April 2022.

(3) Subsequent reports must be published at intervals not exceeding 5 years.

(4) Section 30(4) of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 20155requires that a report published under this regulation must, in particular—

(a)

(a) set out the objectives intended to be achieved by the regulatory provision referred to in paragraph (1)(a);

(b)

(b) assess the extent to which those objectives are achieved;

(c)

(c) assess whether those objectives remain appropriate; and

(d)

(d) if those objectives remain appropriate, assess the extent to which they could be achieved in another way which involves less onerous regulatory provision.

(5) In this regulation, “regulatory provision” has the same meaning as in sections 28 to 32 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (see section 32 of that Act).”

S-3 Amendment to the Infrastructure Planning (Changes to, and Revocation of, Development Consent Orders) Regulations 2011

Amendment to the Infrastructure Planning (Changes to, and Revocation of, Development Consent Orders) Regulations 2011

3.—(1) The Infrastructure Planning (Changes to, and Revocation of, Development Consent Orders) Regulations 20116are amended as follows.

(2) For regulation 71, substitute—

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71.—(1) The Secretary of State must from time to time—

(a)

(a) carry out a review of Schedule 2, and

(b)

(b) publish a report setting out the conclusions of the review.

(2) The first report must be published before 6th April 2022.

(3) Subsequent reports must be published at intervals not exceeding 5 years.

(4) Section 30(4) of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 requires that a report published under this regulation must, in particular—

(a)

(a) set out the objectives intended to be achieved by the regulatory provision referred to in paragraph (1)(a);

(b)

(b) assess the extent to which those objectives are achieved;

(c)

(c) assess whether those objectives remain appropriate; and

(d)

(d) if those objectives remain appropriate, assess the extent to which they could be achieved in another way which involves less onerous regulatory provision.

(5) In this regulation, “regulatory...

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