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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.

With the exemption of fast track services for householders (fast track services 1a to 1c), 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, other than requests for householder fast track services, 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 (services 1a to 1b), 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.

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). Each service can be offered individually.

Service 1a
1. Registration of application within 1 working day
2. Consultation of neighbouring properties within 1 working day
3. 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. 

While 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.
£350
(£420 inc VAT)
Service 1b
Visit to site within 5 working days of registration
£100
(£120 inc VAT)
Service 1c
1. Review of the information submitted with the application within 2 working days of the site visit, if Service 1b accepted, or 5 working days from the validation (if Service 1b not accepted)
2. Provision of an email setting out any required changes to the application or confirming support/refusal of the application.
£250
(£300 inc 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.
Service 3a
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.
£100
(£120 inc VAT)
Service 3b
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.
£200
(£240 inc VAT)
Service 3c
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.
£300
(£360 inc VAT)
Service 3d
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.
£400
(£480 inc VAT)
Service 3e 
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 day of registration.
£600
(£720 inc VAT)
Additional and faster services on request

Office to residential prior notifications

Service 4a
1. Registration of valid application within 1 working day of receipt
2. Consultation of neighbouring properties within 1 working day
3. Provision of an officer's recommendation within 4 weeks of validation
£350
(£420 inc VAT)
Service 4b
Subject to a prior notification application is approved, provision of letter confirming compliance with relevant legislation.
£75.00
(£90 inc VAT)
Additional and faster services on request

Larger home extensions prior notifications

Service 5a
1. Registration of valid application within 1 working day of receipt
2. Consultation of neighbouring properties within 1 working day
3. Provision of an officer's recommendation within 5 weeks of validation
£200
(£240 inc VAT)
Additional and faster services on request

Minor applications and variation of conditions

Service 6a
1. Registration of valid application within 1 working day of receipt
2. Consultation of neighbouring properties within 1 working day
£250
(£300 inc VAT)
Service 6b (applicable only if Service 6a is taken up)
1. Site visit within 5 working days from the validation of the application 2. Review of the information submitted within 5 working days from the validation of the application 3-Provision of an email setting out any required changes to the application or confirming support/refusal of the application.
£350
(£420 inc VAT)

Service 6c
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.

£250
(£300 inc VAT)
Additional and faster services on request

Major applications

Tailored service. Quote provided on request.

Pre-application advice Category B

Category B - large scale, complex development

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

Tailored service. Quote provided on request.

Pre-application advice Categories C and D+

Category C Major Complex Development - standard base fee £ 3,212.40 (inc VAT)

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

Category D+ Minor development – standard base fee £ 1,927.20 (inc 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)
  • Creation of 1 residential unit with associated complex heritage issues
Service 7a
1- Accelerated offer of meeting at our offices (or on site) within 10 working days
2- Provision of meeting notes within 3 working days of meeting
25% of standard base pre-application fee
Service 7b 
1- Accelerated offer of meeting at our offices (or on site) within 5 working days
2- Provision of meeting notes within 3 working days of meeting
50% of standard base pre-application fee
Service 7c
1- Accelerated offer of meeting at our offices (or on site) within 2 working days
2- 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 E and F

Category E Creation of one residential unit - standard base fee £342 (inc VAT)

  • Creation of 1 additional residential house or flat
  • Replacement of an existing residential unit
  • Conversion of 1 property into 2 residential units

Category F Small scale development - standard base fee £267.60 (inc 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 D

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 £ 224 (inc VAT).

The charges below are payable in addition to the base charges. For example a Category E 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 £ 765(£ 342 base charge + £ 224 base charge for the meeting + £139 fast track charge to guarantee an accelerated meeting date + £60 to guarantee the accelerated provision of notes)

Service 8a
Accelerated offer of meeting at our offices (or on site) within 10 working days
25% of standard base pre-application fee
Service 8b
Accelerated offer of meeting at our offices (or on site) within 5 working days
50% of standard base pre-application fee
Service 8c
Accelerated offer of meeting at our offices (or on site) within 2 working days
75% of standard base pre-application fee
Service 8d
Provision of written notes within 6 working days of meeting
£50
(£60 inc VAT)
Service 8e
Provision of written notes within 3 working days of meeting
£100
(£120 inc VAT)
Additional and faster services on request
on request

Pre-application advice Categories G Extensions/development within the curtilage of a house or flat

Note that the standard base charge is £ 146.40(inc VAT) for a Category G pre-application request. This charge covers the provision of written notes only. A standard site visit or meeting is charged at the standard rate of £ 224 (inc 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 £ 754.40(£146.40 base charge + £ 224 base charge for the meeting + £360 fast track charge to guarantee an accelerated meeting date + £24 to guarantee the accelerated provision of notes)

Service 9a
Accelerated offer of meeting at our offices (or on site) within 6 working days
£150
(£180 inc VAT)
Service 9b
Accelerated offer of meeting at our offices (or on site) within 3 working days
£300
(£360 inc VAT)
Service 9c
Accelerated offer of meeting at our offices (or on site) within 1 working days
£500
(£600 inc VAT)
Service 9d
Provision of written notes within 6 working days of meeting
£20
(£24 inc VAT)
Service 9e
Provision of written notes within 3 working days of meeting
£75
(£90 inc VAT)
Service 9f
Provision of written notes within 1 working days of meeting
£150
(£180 inc VAT)
Additional and faster services on request
on request

 

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