Apply for major development planning permission

Processing major applications

To ensure you complete the forms correctly and provide the correct fee, please read planning application validation guidelines and fees charter.

Apply for planning permission

Processing agreements

The Council aim to have a processing agreement in place for all national and major developments.

Download model form and guidance - PDFs

Edinburgh development concordat

The Edinburgh development concordat sets out how the

  • Council
  • developers
  • community councils

will work together in the major development process.

Planning obligations

Planning obligations are legal agreements which may need to be concluded with the Council before any permission is granted. These normally relate to infrastructure improvements for the proposed development.

Edinburgh standards for sustainable buildings

All applications, except those relating to householder development must be accompanied by a sustainability statement form.

Download the sustainability statement form - PDF

Download the sustainability statement form guidance notes - PDF