Planning application fees and charges

In most cases you will need to pay a fee when submitting your planning application. We are unable to process an application until we have received the correct fee.

Planning fees are set nationally.

You can check the cost of your planning application by using the Planning Portal’s fee calculator.

You can also look at the full list of fees on the Planning Portal

How to pay

If you are making your planning application through the Planning Portal you can make a debit card payment there.

Non application payments can be made over the phone by card or by BACS.

To make a BACs or credit card payment, please allow 48 hours after submitting your application. Then contact us to arrange payment:

Tel: 020 7364 5009, 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
Email: dr.developmentcontrol@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Please note that cheque payments are not accepted.

Other planning fees

We charge for some services such as document copy charges, file retrieval and additional research. See more details on document copy requests and file retrieval. Charges also apply for planning pre-application advice – see more details on the pre-application advice page.

For a full list of our fees, see the non statutory fees and charges list (pdf).