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Fast Track service

The Fast Track Service provides a range of services to Barnet residents and businesses to accelerate the administration and review of all types of planning applications and pre-planning submissions. Note that the Fast Track Service will not affect the merits of your proposals.

All requests for the service should be emailed to planning.premium@barnet.gov.uk prior to the submission of the (pre) application.

Please note: Each request, is assessed individually and a confirmation that the service can be offered is provided by the Fast Track Team before the (pre) application is considered as part of the scheme.

Each request should include the following details:

  • Name, address, phone number and email address of applicant/agent
  • Site address
  • Description of proposals
  • Reference of requested fast track service(s) (eg 8a and 8e)

Householder fast track service

For householder fast track services please inform the team of the submission and include the services you want by emailing planning.premium@barnet.gov.uk, confirming the planning portal reference, site address and services required.

All fast track payments must be made at the time of registration of the (pre) application. The applicant or applicant’s agent shall inform the Council upon submission and payment of the (pre) application by emailing planning.premium@barnet.gov.uk with details of the Planning Portal or Pre-application reference numbers.

(Pre) applications submitted without the confirmation of the Fast Track team that the service can be offered, with the exception of householder fast track services, will not be processed under the scheme.

We reserve the right to right to refuse requests subject to resources and availability.

Fees and charges

Fast Track charges are in addition to application fees payable under the Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012 or pre-application as detailed below. VAT receipts can be provided on request.

Choice of Officer

Available for applications and pre-application (subject to availability)

Selection of officer

10% of application/ pre-application base fee- minimum of £53.50 charge

 

Tree Works

Available for applications and pre-application (subject to availability)

Consultation in relation to proposed tree work, with written notes

£445.50 (£534.60 incl. VAT)

Plus £50 (incl. VAT) per tree

 

Householders applications

Our services for householder applications cover all types of residential development within the curtilage of a dwelling (including house extensions, outbuildings, driveways, etc).

Service 1
a- Registration of application within 1 working day
b- Consultation of neighbouring properties within 1 working day
c- Provision of an officer's recommendation within 5 weeks of validation

In the event that the recommendation is to approve, note that the decision will be delegated if fewer than 5 objections are received and the application is not called in to a planning committee by a Councillor.

Whilst the recommendation will be provided within 5 weeks of validation of the applications in any event, the necessary referral of an application to committee will have the effect of delaying the determination of the applications.

£373.00

(£447.60 incl. VAT)

Service 2 (applicable only if Service 1 is taken up)

Visit to site within 5 working days of registration

£107.00

(£128.40 incl. VAT)

Service 3

a- Registration of application within 1 working day

b- Review of the information submitted with the application within 2 working days of the site visit, if Service 2 accepted, or 5 working days from the validation (if Service 2 not accepted)
c- Provision of an email setting out any required changes to the application or confirming support/refusal of the application.

£305

(£366.00 incl. VAT)

 

Service 4


a- Registration of application within 1 working day
b- Consultation of neighbouring properties within 1 working day
c- Provision of an officers recommendation within 1 working day following on from the end of the consultation period (28 days)

Under this service, amendments to the scheme will be accepted at the discretion of case officers due to the time constraints.

In the event that the recommendation is to approve, note that the decision will be delegated if fewer than 5 objections are received and the application is not called in to a planning committee by a Councillor.

Whilst the recommendation will be provided within 5 weeks of validation of the applications in any event, the necessary referral of an application to committee will have the effect of delaying the determination of the applications.

£650

(£780.00 incl. VAT)
Additional and faster services
 
on request

Conditions and certificate of lawfulness applications

All our services for conditions and certificates include:

  • The registration of a valid application within 1 working day of receipt
  • The issuing of a decision notice within 1 working day of confirmation of support or within 1 working of receipt of acceptable amendments/additional information.
  • For conditions applications only, the fast track fee is charged per condition.

Service 8
Accelerated review and provision of an email setting out any required changes to the application or confirming support/refusal of the application within 15 working days of registration.

£106.50

(£127.80 incl. VAT)

Service 9

Accelerated review and provision of an email setting out any required changes to the application or confirming support/refusal of the application within 10 working days of registration.

£270.00

(£324.00 incl. VAT)

Service 10

Accelerated review and provision of an email setting out any required changes to the application or confirming support/refusal of the application within 5 working days of registration.

£320.00

(£384.00 incl. VAT)

Service 11

Accelerated review and provision of an email setting out any required changes to the application or confirming support/refusal of the application within 2 working days of registration.

£425.00

(£510.00 incl. VAT)

Service 12
Accelerated review and provision of an email setting out any required changes to the application or confirming support/refusal of the application within 1 working days of registration.

£640.00

(£768.00 incl. VAT)
Additional and faster services on request

Office to residential prior notifications

Service 13
a- Registration of valid application within 1 working day of receipt
b- Consultation of neighbouring properties within 1 working day
c- Provision of an officer's recommendation within 4 weeks of validation

£367.53

(£441.04 incl. VAT)

Service 14
Subject to a prior notification application is approved, provision of letter confirming compliance with relevant legislation.

£78.71

(£94.45 incl. VAT)
Additional and faster services on request

Larger home extensions prior notifications

Service 15
a- Registration of valid application within 1 working day of receipt
b- Consultation of neighbouring properties within 1 working day
c- Provision of an officer's recommendation within 5 weeks of validation

£200.00

(£240.00 incl. VAT)
Additional and faster services on request

Small Minor Applications and Variation of Conditions (1 - 4 residential units / 100m2 - 999m2)

Service 16
a- Registration of valid application within 1 working day of receipt
b- Consultation of neighbouring properties within 1 working day

£205.00

(£246 incl. VAT)

Service 17 (applicable only if 16 is taken up)
a- Review of the information submitted within 5 working days from the validation of the application
b- Provision of an email setting out any required changes to the application or confirming support/refusal of the application.

£307.00

(£368.40 incl. VAT)

Service 19

Provision of an officer's recommendation within 5 weeks of validation.

In the event that the recommendation is to approve, note that the decision will be delegated if fewer than 5 objections are received and the application is not called in to a planning committee by a Councillor. Whilst the recommendation will be provided within 5 weeks of validation of the applications in any event, the necessary referral of an application to committee will have the effect of delaying the determination of the applications.

£205.00

(£246.00 incl. VAT)
Additional and faster services on request

Large Minor Applications and Variation of Conditions (5 - 9 residential units / 1000m2 - 1999m2)

Service 20
a- Registration of valid application within 1 working day of receipt
b- Consultation of neighbouring properties within 1 working day

£305.00

(£366 incl. VAT)

Service 21 (applicable only if 20 is taken up)
a- Review of the information submitted within 5 working days from the validation of the application
b- Provision of an email setting out any required changes to the application or confirming support/refusal of the application.

£425.00

(£510.00 incl. VAT)

Service 23

Provision of an officer's recommendation within 5 weeks of validation.

In the event that the recommendation is to approve, note that the decision will be delegated if fewer than 5 objections are received and the application is not called in to a planning committee by a Councillor. Whilst the recommendation will be provided within 5 weeks of validation of the applications in any event, the necessary referral of an application to committee will have the effect of delaying the determination of the applications.

£305.00

(£366.00 incl. VAT)
Additional and faster services on request

Major applications

Tailored service. Quote provided on request.

Pre-Application advice Category A, B and C

Category A -  Very Large Scale, Complex Development

  • 150 or more residential units
  • 4000 m2 or more commercial floor space

Category B -  Very Large Scale, Complex Development

  • 100 - 149 residential units
  • 4000 m2 of commercial floor space

Category C - Large Scale, Complex Development

  • 25 - 99 residential units
  • 2000m2 - 3999m2 of commercial floor space

Tailored service. Quote provided on request.

Pre-Application advice Categories D, E and F

Category D - Major Complex Development – standard base fee £3,600.00  (incl. VAT)

  • 10 - 24 residential units
  • 1000m2 - 1999m2 of commercial floor space
  • Development involving a site of 0.5ha and over
  • Mixed use developments

Category E - Minor development – standard base fee £2,052.00 (incl. VAT)

  • 2-4 new units (where a meeting is sought)
  • 5-9 new residential units
  • 100-999 m2 of commercial floorspace (including change of use)
  • HMOs (100 m2 – 999 m2) (where a meeting is sought)

Category F - Minor development – standard base fee £1,098.00  (incl. VAT)

  • 2-4 new units (where no meeting is sought)
  • 100-999 m2 of commercial floorspace (including change of use)
  • Individual proposals for Telecommunications equipment and masts
  • Advertisement application for hoardings
  • HMOs (100 m2 – 999 m2) (where no meeting is sought)

Note that for Category F development only (no meeting), the notes will be provided from the date of registration of request. For example, if service 24 is requested, the fast track fee would be £274.50 (calculated at 25% of £1098.00) and would involve provision of notes 10 working days from registration of request. The charges below are payable in addition to the base charges.

Service 24
a- Accelerated offer of meeting at our offices (or on site) within 10 working days
b- Provision of meeting notes within 3 working days of meeting

25% of standard base pre-application fee

Service 25
a- Accelerated offer of meeting at our offices (or on site) within 5 working days
b- Provision of meeting notes within 3 working days of meeting

50% of standard base pre-application fee

Service 26
a- Accelerated offer of meeting at our offices (or on site) within 2 working days
b- Provision of meeting notes within 3 working days of meeting

75% of standard base pre-application fee
Additional and faster services on request
on request

 

Pre-Application advice Categories G - J

Category G - Creation of one residential unit – standard base fee £363.60 (incl. VAT)

  • Creation of 1 additional residential house or flat
  • Replacement of an existing residential unit
  • Conversion of 1 property into 2 residential units, including demolition and rebuild

Category H - Creation of one residential unit with Heritage issues– standard base fee £1,104.00 (incl. VAT)

  • Creation of 1 residential unit in a conservation area / listed building / or with associated complex heritage issues with meeting including Heritage Officer

Category I - Creation of one residential unit with Heritage issues– standard base fee £780.00 (incl. VAT)

  • Creation of 1 residential unit in a conservation area / listed building / or with associated complex heritage issues (no meeting included)

Category J - Small Scale development – standard base fee £264.00 (incl. VAT)

  • Small extensions / alterations (including advertisements) to commercial or similar premises, below 100m2
  • Small changes of use to commercial or similar premises, below 100m2
  • Other small scale developments below the threshold of category F
  • HMO below 100 m2.

Note that the standard base charges cover the provision of written notes only. A standard site visit or meeting is charged at the standard rate of £285.60 (incl. VAT).

The charges below are payable in addition to the base charges. For example a Category G request to have a site meeting within 10 days of submitting the request and notes within 6 days of the meeting will be attract an overall charge of £806.10 (£363.60 base charge + £285.60 base charge for the meeting + £90.90 fast track charge to guarantee an accelerated meeting date + £66.00 to guarantee the accelerated provision of notes).

Service 27 (not applicable for Category I)
Accelerated offer of meeting at our offices (or on site) within 10 working days

25% of standard base pre-application fee

Service 28 (not applicable for Category I)
Accelerated offer of meeting at our offices (or on site) within 5 working days

50% of standard base pre-application fee

Service 29 (not applicable for Category I)
Accelerated offer of meeting at our offices (or on site) within 2 working days

75% of standard base pre-application fee

Service 30 (not applicable for Category I)

Provision of written notes within 6 working days of  meeting

£55.00 (£66.00 incl. VAT)

Service 31 (not applicable for Category I)

Provision of written notes within 3 working days of  meeting

£107.00 (£128.40 incl. VAT)

Service 32 (not applicable for Category H)

Provision of written notes within 6 working days of  meeting  (when no meeting is sought)

£107.00 (£128.40 incl. VAT)

Service 33 (not applicable for Category H)

Provision of written notes within 3 working days of  meeting (when no meeting is sought)

£208.00 (£249.60 incl. VAT)

Additional and faster services on request
on request

 

Pre-Application advice Categories K and L - Extensions / Development within the curtilage of a house or flat

Note that the standard base charge is £144.00 (incl. VAT) for a Category K and £216.00 (incl.VAT) for a Category L pre-application requests. This charge covers the provision of written notes only. A standard site visit or meeting is charged at the standard rate of £285.60 (incl. VAT).

The charges below are payable in addition to the base charges. For example a request to have a site meeting within 6 days of submitting the request and notes within 6 days of the meeting will be attract an overall charge of £646.79 (£144.00 base charge + £285.60 base charge for the meeting + £192.00 fast track charge to guarantee an accelerated meeting date + £25.19 to guarantee the accelerated provision of notes)

Service 34
 Accelerated offer of meeting at our offices (or on site) within 6 working days

£160.00 (£192.00 incl. VAT)

Service 35
 Accelerated offer of meeting at our offices (or on site) within 3 working days

£320 (£384.00 inc VAT)

Service 36
 Accelerated offer of meeting at our offices (or on site) within 1 working days

£535 (£642 inc VAT)

Service 37

Provision of written notes within 6 working days of  meeting

£20.99  (£25.19 inc VAT)

Service 38

Provision of written notes within 3 working days of  meeting

£80.00 (£96.00 inc VAT)

Service 39

Provision of written notes within 1 working days of  meeting

£160 (£192.00 inc VAT)

Service 40

Provision of written notes within 6 working days of  meeting (when no meeting is sought)

£78.50 (£94.20 inc VAT)

Service 41

Provision of written notes within 3 working days of  meeting (when no meeting is sought)

£156.50 (£187.80 inc VAT)

Service 42

Provision of written notes within 1 working days of  meeting (when no meeting is sought)

£313 (£375.60 inc VAT)
Additional and faster services on request
on request

 

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