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FoI: charges for planning and building control information

  • Decision notices: £10.00 each, plus vat
  • Enforcement notices: £10 each, plus vat
  • Tree Preservation orders: £10 each plus vat
  • Section 106 agreements: £10 each plus vat
  • Copies of documents (A4): £0.50 per sheet up, to a maximum of £5.00 for up to 25 sheets (50 sides of text) - the charging system repeats itself for each additional 25 sheets
  • Copies of plans (A3/A4): £0.50 per sheet up, to a maximum of £5.00 for up to 25 sheets (50 sides of text) - the charging system repeats itself for each additional 25 sheets
  • Copies of plans (A2/A1/A0): £2.00 per copy, up to 5 plans and £1.50 for each additional copy thereafter
     

Building regulation applications

  • Decision notices: £10.00 each, plus vat
  • Completion notices: £10.00 each, plus vat

Planning and building regulation information

  • Research and compilation of planning and building regulation records, responding to questions and provision of related information: £30.00 per hour, including vat for each site location. A 20% discount may apply relating to the provision of building regulation information.
  • Requests for further information after initial response to the above: £30.00 per hour, including vat for each site location

Planning publications

From time to time the Council revises the prices it charges for these publications. Therefore, please check before you order a specific publication. Please note that the price (£) is subject to a 50% discount for West Lancashire residents - proof of residence required.

West Lancashire Local Plan

  • West Lancashire Local Plan, adopted 2 December 1999 (2000): £30.00 (£15.00 residents)
  • West Lancashire Local Plan CD ROM, this also includes the Issues Paper for 2006-2016 including responses and the Monitoring Report: £5.00 (£2.50 residents)


The written statement and proposals maps can be purchased separately at the following prices:

  • Written Statement: £12.00 (£6.00 residents)
  • Proposals Maps 1/2 (North and West): £5.00 (£2.50 residents)
  • Proposals Maps 3/4 (Rufford and Wrightington): £3.00 (£1.50 residents)
  • Proposals Maps 5/6 (Ormskirk/Burscough and Skelmersdale): £5.00 (£2.50 residents)
  • Proposals Maps 7/8 (Altcar and Simonswood): £3.00 (£1.50 residents)
  • Proposals Maps 9/10 (Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Town Centres): £2.00 (£1.00 residents)
  • Inspector's Report (1998), paper copy: £20.00 (£10.00 residents)
  • Inspector's Report (1998), disk: £5.00 (£2.50 residents)
  • Inquiry into Proposed Modifications, Inspector's Report (1999): £2.00 (£1.00 residents)
  • Monitoring Report, June 1996 to March 2000 (2001): £4.00 (£2.00 residents)
  • West Lancashire Replacement Local Plan, Re-Deposit January 2005. Complete printed hard copy including written statement and full proposals maps: £30.00 (£15.00 residents)
  • West Lancashire Replacement Local Plan, CD ROM: £10.00 (£2.50 residents)
  • List of Revisions to the Deposit Draft Plan: £4.00 (£2.00 residents)
  • Summary of objections to the Deposit Draft Plan and recommended changes: £4.00 (£2.00 residents)
  • Representations of Support to the Deposit Draft Plan: £4.00 (£2.00 residents)
  • The Council's response to objections to the Deposit Draft Replacement Local Plan: £8.00 (£4.00 residents)
  • Sustainability Appraisal of Re-Deposit Plan: £2.00 (£1.00 residents)
     

Supplementary Planning Guidance

  • Cobbs Clough Employment Area, Whalleys, Skelmersdale (1997): £2.00 (£1.00 residents)
  • Land to the West of Stanley Industrial Estate, Skelmersdale (2000): £2.00 (£1.00 residents)
  • Whalleys Housing Sites, Skelmersdale plus Mixed Development (2000): £2.00 (£1.00 residents)
     

Conservation and Environment

  • Conservation Areas in West Lancashire: £10.00
     

Other Publications

Housing Land Supply in West Lancashire (2005): £10.00 (£5.00 residents) 

The charges will be regularly reviewed. The introduction of any further legal obligations will also trigger a review of these arrangements. 

*there is a limited supply of this document