Planning performance agreements
For large or complex planning proposals, read about our use of planning performance agreements (PPAs) and associated fees.
Central government encourages the use of planning performance agreements (PPAs) for large or complex planning proposals.
These are voluntary agreements between us and the applicants which helps to:
- bring together the developer, the Local Planning Authority and key stakeholders to work in partnership throughout the planning process
- ensure complex proposals progress through the process to mutually-agreed timescales
- ensure appropriate resources and expertise are provided to advise on complex proposals
- provide greater opportunity for dialogue through the planning process and help deliver high-quality development
The payment of fees for a PPA ensures that your application is processed to an agreed timetable with meetings to help overcome issues that arise during the application process.
However, it does not guarantee that planning permission will be granted. If the planning proposal is contrary to the our adopted policies, the London Plan or national guidance, it will be recommended for refusal.
Cost is dependent on the scale and complexity of the application and level of resource required.
You should ask for advice on whether your proposal may be suitable for a PPA at pre-application stage.
The charges are set out below and are subject to periodic review.
Large-scale major proposals
Price to be confirmed, dependent on size and complexity of proposal
Large scale, complex development requiring significant resources, or special projects that do not fit in the below categories.
|Major proposals where development contains a 'relevant building'
£65,676 incl. VAT
|Major proposals (as defined below) which include one or more 'relevant buildings' under Planning Gateway One.
£60,024 incl. VAT
Minor or less complex proposals
£29,040 incl. VAT
£18,768 incl. VAT
Proposals to alter or extend a single house, including works within the boundary/garden of a house, where complex issues are raised.
Before making a payment, please read more about planning application fees.
Published: 29 December 2020
Last updated: 31 January 2024