Paying for Planning Applications
All payments for planning applications need to be made to the Local Authority dealing with the application area. To find which authority to contact, check Who deals with my planning enquiry/application? To find out how much you need to pay, see our How Much Does It Cost? page.
Ways to Pay
To make sure your payment is correctly identified and linked to your submission please use the planning reference number (which starts with SDNP/ for existing applications, or ‘pp’ for new applications) OR you can use the first line of the address of the application.
To Pay by Card or BACS Transfer
- For Adur & Worthing, Arun, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, Eastbourne, Mid-Sussex, Wealden, West Sussex and Hampshire, you can pay over the phone by debit or credit card, by calling 01730 814810 and asking for the Technical Support Team.
- For Chichester, East Hampshire, Horsham, Lewes or Winchester, please contact the relevant planning service, stating that you wish to make a pre-application or for a planning application payment for a South Downs National Park Authority application.
To find which authority to contact, check Who deals with my planning enquiry/application?
To Pay Online
(Please note: online payments are made through Brighton & Hove City Council who are contracted to deal with finances for the SDNPA)
Make an online payment using a credit or debit card, by following the appropriate link from the list below:
- for statutory planning application payments
- for Discharge of Conditions placed on planning consent
- for S106 or other payments
To Pay by Cheque
Cheques should be made payable to the ‘South Downs National Park Authority’ and either included with your application form, if you’re applying on a paper form, or sent directly to the SDNPA offices at: South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, GU29 9DH (marked FAO…). Please ensure both the applicant’s name the site address are written on the reverse of the cheque.
Please use your Planning Portal (PP), SDNPA reference number (if received) or the 1st line of the address to reference your payment. This will ensure payments are linked to the correct application.
Failure to properly reference your payment may result in the payment not being identified as relating to planning, and this could delay validating your case.