Apply for planning permission

Submitting your application

You can apply for planning permission online using the Scottish Government e-Planning service. To ensure you complete the forms correctly, and provide the correct fee, please download and read our planning application guidelines and fees list below.

Fee changes

Planning fees changed on 1 June 2017.

  • The fee for householder development and smaller changes such as new shop fronts is £202.
  • Changes of use and new houses is £401.
  • The maximum fee for major applications is £125,000 for most types of development.

Please note from Wednesday 3 January 2018, we will no longer accept cheques for planning applications or building warrants. Payment can be made online when applying through  or telephone payments can be made by phoning 0131 529 3550.

After submission

Your application will normally be acknowledged within 5 working days. The letter will give you an expected date of when a decision will be made or let you know that further information is needed.

If we feel your application may be more likely to be approved with amendments, we will write to you asking you to change it.

You can see more information on how applications are dealt with on the e-Planning website

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