Planning application fees

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List of fees

Fees must be paid in advance to avoid delays in processing your application.

Methods of payment


You can pay application fees online through the Planning portal.

You can also pay online following submission of an application (for example by an agent on your behalf) unless submitted through Planning Portal - if so you will need to make your payment there. Please note, we can not accept payments for applications submitted on the planning portal, please refer the the portal website to make the payment. You must have a formal application reference (as per one of the example formats shown below).

To avoid delays, please enter your formal application reference as per one of these example formats:


Bacs, CHAPS and non-UK banks

Lloyds Bank, PO Box 787, City Office, Bailey Drive, Gillingham Business Park, Kent, ME8 0LS

Account name: City of Westminster – General Account 
Account number: 00350082
Sort code: 300002
IBAN account number: GB24 LOYD 3000 0200 3500 82
BIC swift code: LOYDGB2LCTY  

When you pay, use the following reference codes followed by your formal application reference of at least 8 characters (as per one of the example formats shown above).

Planning applications fees: WCPL004/xxxxxxxxx
Pre-application fees: WCPL006/xxxxxxxx
PPA: WCPL005/xxxxxxxx

​Once you have paid, please send details including amount paid, date paid, formal reference number and narrative to​ so we can validate your application. 

Telephone payments We only accept telephone payments for:
  • planning application fees  (unless submitted through Planning Portal - if so you can pay there).
  • pre-application fees
  • planning records

To pay by telephone for an existing application please call 020 7641 6500 with your formal reference number.

Last updated: 25 August 2020