Hertsmere Borough Council scraps planning advice fee
HOMEOWNERS wishing to extend their property during the recession will no longer have to pay a fee for planning advice from the council. In a statement, Hertsmere Borough Council confirmed it had scrapped the �250 charge levied against householders for
HOMEOWNERS wishing to extend their property during the recession will no longer have to pay a fee for planning advice from the council.
In a statement, Hertsmere Borough Council confirmed it had scrapped the �250 charge levied against householders for pre-planning application guidance.
The council has also decided to freeze the fees for larger developments in a bid to kick- start the housing market in Potters Bar and the surrounding area.
Cllr Hannah David, portfolio holder for housing and planning, said: "Because officers can spend hours at a time helping people, historically we have charged homeowners �250 for pre-application advice for extensions to their properties.
You may also want to watch:
"For bigger developments, fees can go up to �1000 for this advice.
"(However) with the country in recession, many people are staying in their own homes rather than moving, so we have decided to scrap the �250 fee for pre-application advice for extensions, while fees for the other bigger developments will stay the same."
- 1 'Welwyn will no longer have the right to call itself a garden city' - warning over development plans for Broadwater Road
- 2 Hollywood heads to Hertfordshire with £700m Sunset Studios film and TV development plans announced
- 3 Lack of confidence in Welwyn Hatfield council following housing safety scandal
- 4 Hollywood in Hertfordshire: 17 film stars and movie directors who have visited Welwyn Hatfield
- 5 Welwyn Garden City's Jodie Williams eases into Olympic 400m semi-final
- 6 Herts Council has 'pattern of mishandling children's services complaints'
- 7 The latest court results for Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar
- 8 Potters Bar Town delighted with successful return of beer and music festival
- 9 It's coming home! Welwyn Garden City's Commemoration Jug claimed by Reis Suart
- 10 Jodie Williams gunning for gold after barrier-breaking personal best at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
For more information call the planning department on 020 8207 2277 or email