The processing of major development applications can be complex and involve more steps than smaller scale developments such as house extensions.
Pre-application screening opinion
If you are not sure if your development falls within the major or national categories you can complete a screening opinion and we will confirm which category your application will fall into.
Pre-application consultation with communities
Proposals for national and major development need consultation with the community at least 12 weeks before an application being submitted. A Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) must be submitted and approved by the Council.
Changes to pre-application consultation requirements set by the Scottish Government came into force 1 October 2022. The Town and Country Planning (Pre-Application Consultation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 updates the consultation requirements and places an 18 month time limit on the submission of applications after the PAN.