Workplace Travel

What are the Travel Plan Fees?

Fees for the evaluation and monitoring of travel plans will be based on the size of the development. Developments will be placed in two categories based on the level of fee required at the time the planning application is submitted to the Local Planning Authority:

A Modest developments Planning application fee - <£11,000

B Major developments Planning application fee - >£11,000

Fee Table

Size of development

Initial Evaluation fee

Subsequent evaluation fee

Annual monitoring fee

Cost of 5 years of annual monitoring

Additional monitoring normally required in years

A

£750

At cost

£1,000

£5,000

Years 7 and 9

B

£1,500

At cost

£3,000

£15,000

Years, 7, 9, 12 & 15

Principles on which the fees are based

  1. The fees are intended to reflect the amount of local authority officer time required to undertake evaluation of the initial plan, assess the monitoring data and participate in consequential review and agreement to any amended plan in the future.

  2. Data required for monitoring must be set out and agreed as part of the travel plan;

  3. All monitoring data must be supplied by the developer at their expense;

  4. Plans will be subject to annual monitoring and review for at least the first 5 years;

  5. Monitoring requirements beyond 5 years will be agreed as part of the plan and will normally be required with major developments;

  6. Reviews beyond 5 years will normally be less frequent – the years requiring monitoring will be set out in the plan;

  7. For some major developments it may be appropriate to agree a 15 year time period for monitoring and this will be agreed as part of the plan;

  8. The fee structure includes an incentive for the developers to provide the data to the agreed timescales, and penalties in subsequent years for failing to do so;

  9. The fee structure includes an incentive in the event that the targets are being met,  in this case the monitoring fee will be reduced.  This will also apply if developers initiate amendments to the plan to assist with the delivery of targets that are not being achieved.