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Advert consent

New signage and advertising may need advert consent. Before applying we recommend you read our planning guidance for businesses.

Download planning guidance for businesses (PDF, 4MB)


Apply for advert consent on the ePlanning website or download and return printed application forms. To ensure you complete the forms correctly and pay the correct fee, please read our validation guidance and fees.

Download the validation guidance and scale of fees (PDFs)

We don't accept cheques for planning applications or building warrants. Pay online or by phone on

0131 529 3550.

Decision and appealing 

The decision letter will let you know whether your application was approved or refused. If you are unhappy with the decision you have a right to appeal. Make an appeal through ePlanning. The time period for submitting an appeal is on the decision notice of an application.

Read how to make an appeal on the ePlanning website.

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