This circular provides updated guidance on the award of costs in England in proceedings under the Planning Acts. It compliments legislative amendments designed to improvide the efficiency and effectiveness of the planning appeals system. The guidance in this circular applies to appeals made and other proceedings initiated on, or after, 6 April 2009.
This circular revokes and replaces Circular 08/93: Awards of Costs Incurred in Planning and Other (Including Compulsory Purchase Order) Proceedings and paragraphs 46, 48 and 49 of Part 1 of the Memorandum to Circular 06/04: Compulsory Purchase and The Crichel Down Rules.
On 20 December 2012 the Government published the Addendum to Circular 03/2009: Costs awards in appeal and other planning proceedings.
The document is available from the same page as the circular.