This consultation paper is a key step in the process of reviewing fees charged by councils and other consent authorities for development control services. Chapters 1-3 outline the current arrangements and provide an overview of submissions. Details of the Tribunal’s findings are set out in chapters 4-8 of this paper. The Tribunal invites comments on its findings, preliminary views and proposals, which are summarised below. A consultancy study of the costs of development control services has been published separately.