Payment Nomination

The Payment Nomination option (also known as the Payment ReDirect Service) is a helpful function included in the payment options of our planning application service. For those that chose to use it, this convenient payment option will mean that clients can easily and securely pay online for applications submitted by their agents.

The payment option allows applicants, such as agents, to nominate another person to pay for a planning application made on the Planning Portal.

The service is simple and quick to use and will sit alongside existing payment mechanisms and will handle transactions up to the value of £1,000 for debit and credit cards.

Please note: Since the launch of our Financial Transaction Service in September 2018, a service charge is applied to all planning applications submitted on the Planning Portal that attract a planning application fee. The service charge £16.67 +VAT. Payment Nomination is now included as a standard payment option and the service is included in the service charge.

Find out more about the Financial Transaction Service.
Find out more about the service charge.

This service has long been requested by both agents and local authorities alike and facility enhances the application process for all users.

Benefits of Payment Nomination

  • Secure and simple: The client receives an instant payment notification by email to pay online, with a daily reminder for seven days to ensure prompt payment
  • Speeds up validation: Removes cheque payments from the process, streamlining and improving registration and validation times, saving you and your clients time and money
  • Improves the application process: Agents can easily defer payment to the client for a direct payment, removing the need to arrange cheque.
  • Reduces financial risk: The client pays directly

Access our bank of Frequently Asked Questions for more information about Payment ReDirect.

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