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.
List of fees
See our Pre-application enquiry fees
Methods of payment
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:
Bacs, CHAPS and non-UK banks
These are our banking details:
PO Box 787,
Gillingham Business Park,
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
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.