It’s all about the money
In FY 2011/12 the Planning Portal processed planning applications with a total fee value of £104m, that’s almost £9M a month!
There were 111 companies who submitted planning applications with a total fee value of more than £100,000.
There were 1,755 planning applications with an individual fee of over £10,000, including 45 applications with fees £50,000+.
The two largest applications attracted a fee of more than £250,000 each.
And I’m still driving around in a beat-up old Landrover, something wrong here!