§ Mr. George Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what guidance he has issued to local authorities about the date from which they will be able to make a charge for planning permission and building regulation consents under section 63 of the Local Government, Planning and Land (No. 2) Bill.
§ Mr. Fox
Local authorities have been informed that the scheme for building control fees will come into effect from 199W today. Charges for planning applications cannot be made until the Local Government Planning and Land (No. 2) Bill has received Royal Assent and regulations made under it have come into effect. No guidance has been issued to local authorities on this point.