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Planning fees

Payment of Fees

Most types of planning application require payment of a fee. Submitting and paying for a planning application through the Planning Portal is the best way to avoid administrative delays.

Please note cheques and cash are NOT accepted as a method of payment for planning applications, pre-application advice, PPA or DRP payments.

Fees are paid through the Planning Portal when submitting your planning application online. The Planning Portal provides various ways to pay including online, telephone, bank transfer and cheque. You can select to pay for the application yourself or nominate another person to pay.

If you have not used the Planning Portal to submit your application, or are paying for a pre-application, PPA, DRP meeting or you are responding to a council invalid application letter for outstanding fees, you can pay using the council’s online payment service using a debit or credit card. You will need your Islington application reference number.

If you have not used the Planning Portal and wish to make payment by BACS, please email before making your payment to receive the correct BACS details and the information required to facilitate tracking and processing of your payment. This is necessary to avoid delays to your application. If possible please put your Islington application number in your BACS reference.

Fee calculator

The Planning Portal provides a Fee Calculator to enable the correct fee for your particular development to be determined.

Fee schedule

The Planning Portal also provides a Fee Schedule which you can download from their website.

Online Fee payment

The council offer an online fee payment option for applications, pre-applications and DRP payments, you will need your Islington application number. For Planning Portal applications please use the Planning Portal payment facilities.

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