Advice charges introduced

PLANNING agents are now being charged by Broxtowe Borough Council for its pre-application advice service.

The council offers pre-application advice to engage with planning applicants and agents in a bid to make planning applications easier to process, particularly where the applicant is uncertain of the acceptability of their planning application.

The new charges – introduced to plug a hole in the council budget – range from £35 to a maximum of £1,500.

The charges reflect the cost to the council in staff time needed to provide the service.

For more information call the council on 0115 917 3461 or email pabc@broxtowe.gov.uk.