We’re waiting for a new Petitions Committee

Petitions had to stop because of the recent general election. Once a new Petitions Committee is set up by the House of Commons, petitions will start again.

Find out more on the Petitions Committee website

Closed petition Require planning fees be ringfenced for planning services

Planning is an essential service for the economy and needs support. Under-resourcing of planning services makes the need to ‘ringfence’ planning fees imperative to address a critical issue affecting the sector.

More details

Data collated by the DLUHC show the average percentage of all decisions on minor applications made within the statutory time is as low as 46% for 2022-2023, and just 19% for major applications.

A lack of resourcing in planning departments has caused both costly and lengthy delays, resulting in uncertainty. The decision not to ringfence the extra income from fees not only risks the proposed changes addressing the issue but risks hindering economic growth. We believe raising planning fees without ringfencing the revenue for planning services will result in continuing under-performance, delay and frustration.

This petition is closed All petitions run for 6 months

124 signatures

Show on a map