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Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004

Section 53: Fees and charges

85.Section 53 amends section 303 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. Section 303 enables the Secretary of State to prescribe planning fees for applications made to local planning authorities under the planning Acts (by instrument subject to affirmative resolution). The planning Acts are the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 and the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990. The section widens the scope of that power so as to enable the Secretary of State to provide for the payment of both charges and fees relating to planning applications and other functions of local planning authorities. The section also widens the scope for how the charge or fee is set, including the provision to allow local planning authorities to set their own fees, subject to the provision that taking one year with another they do not make a profit. The section allows the Secretary of State to prescribe that no charge or fee is payable in relation to specific activities.

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