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Building regulation fees to increase

The public is being consulted over plans to increase building regulation fees for the next three years.

It all relates to the work needed before building can star - that’s the assessing of submitted plans and on-site inspections.

For a standard-sized house, under the new proposals, there would be an overall rise of £5, with plan submission increasing to £30 and on-site inspection costing £90.

In England and Wales a similar job would cost more than £300.

Director of planning and building Michael Gallagher outlines why they need to put the prices up:


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