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Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 17 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will assess the effect of the increases in planning fee charges on firms constructing fishing lakes. (263925)

Planning application fees were increased in April 2008. In its response to the public consultation on the proposed fee increases, “Planning Fees in England: Proposals for Change" (November 2007), the Government committed to review the impact of the increases and take a further look at planning fees in 2009.

We are currently conducting a review of planning application fees and will assess the effect of the increases on the fee category which includes the construction of fishing lakes.