The Department recently made the Planning (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (S.R. 2014 No. 127) which amend the Planning (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R. 2005 No. 222 as amended by S.R. 2005 No. 505, S.R. 2009 No. 256, S.R. 2010 No. 294, S.R. 2011 No. 99, S.R. 2011 No. 99, S.R. 2011 No. 398 and S.R. 2012 No.293).
The purpose of the Regulations is to introduce an inflationary uplift of 1.3% across all planning application fee categories in line with the Department’s cost recovery policy and also to promote a simpler, more balanced and more equitable planning fees regime and amend fee structures and maxima for a number of existing development categories.