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Planning application fees

Calculate your planning fees and how to pay them.

Published: 29 December 2020

Last updated: 21 April 2021

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

Please note, we cannot accept payments for applications submitted on the planning portal, please refer the portal website to make the payment. 

Calculate your fee

List of fees

See our Pre-application enquiry fees

Document
Fee Schedule - 21 August 2020.pdf PDF, 206.67 KB, 4 pages
Document
Planning archive information PDF, 153.6 KB, 1 page

See our Planning performance agreements (PPAs)

Methods of payment

Online

If you submitted your application via the Planning Portal, then you must pay application fees through the Planning portal.

You can pay via our quick pay system  for a service or application which was not submitted through the Planning Portal. 

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

P16/12345
16/12345/FULL
PP-04913689
IAP00000430

Bacs, CHAPS and non-UK banks

These are our banking details:

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

Bank name: LLOYDS BANK PLC
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​ planningreception@westminster.gov.uk 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 application please call 020 7641 6500 with your formal reference number.