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Planning fees and making payments

Planning application fees

Application fees are set by central government, and the amount of fee varies with the type of application.

If an application is withdrawn or refused, the fee is not refunded. In such cases, it may be possible to make a second application for free.

Pre-application fees

Making payments

Pay online

If you have applied online via the Planning Portal, and now wish to make payment:

Pay planning application fee

If there is an additional fee due:

Pay additional planning application fee

Pay by cheque

You can separately post a cheque but it may take longer to process.

Our address is:

Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils
Endeavour House
8 Russell Road
Ipswich IP1 2BX

Please make cheques payable to either "Babergh District Council" or "Mid Suffolk District Council", as appropriate.

As the two councils have separate bank accounts, we can only accept cheques made payable to the council covering the address of the proposed development.

Please include either the Planning Portal Reference Number and/or Local Authority Planning Application Reference. Examples of reference numbers are PP-******** for Planning Portal submissions and DC/YY/***** for the Planning Department.

Also provide a contact name, number and the site address.

Payment by card over the phone

Phone 0300 123 4000 (selecting Option 7 when prompted).

Details will be requested by a Customer Services Support Officer. You will then be transferred to an automated payment line to enter your card information. Please keep a note of the receipt reference.