Exe Estuary/Dawlish Warren Habitat Mitigation

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5. Paying for it - by unilateral undertaking or in advance

You can pay by unilateral undertaking or payment in advance.

Unilateral undertaking

When you submit your planning application, you'll also need to provide the following documents:

  • one original, completed and signed Undertaking to pay the total mitigation before commencement of work on the site;
  • a copy of the site location plan, that accompanies the planning application, signed by the developer;
  • recent proof of title to the land (within last 12 months) which can normally be purchased from Land Registry Online Title Register Search. Please note there are two parts to the proof of title; a Title Register and a Title Plan, both of which must be submitted.

Please read the guidance notes at the bottom of this page before completing the Unilateral Undertaking.

Payment in advance

If you would rather pay the mitigation in advance you may pay the total mitigation contribution by card or cheque with your planning application.

You will also need to sign a form Advance Payment for HRA to confirm that you understand certain conditions including:-

  • your cheque will be cashed immediately on receipt
  • if your application is not approved you will receive a refund less an administration fee of £30 with no interest accrual repayment
  • the refund will not be made until the time for appeal has expired or an appeal has been dismissed.