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Cheque Payments for Planning Application fees

As of 1 April 2018, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council will no longer accept cheques as a method of payment for Planning Application and Pre-Application Enquiry fees.

Cheque payments are slow to process and can delay the validation of your application.

What methods of payment are available?

There are several ways you can pay:

  • Secure online payment via the Council’s website here, which will enable the fastest validation of your application
  • Payment via BACS transfer directly to the Council. Our bank account details can be found here
  • For agents submitting applications on behalf of others via the Planning Portal’s you can use the Payment Redirect service, which allows the agent to nominate their client to pay online, with daily email reminders until payment has been made. More information about this service can be found on the Planning Portal website

For assistance using any of the above methods, please contact the Planning Technical Team by emailing planning@tunbridgewells.gov.uk or calling us on 01892 554604.

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