Planning application process
If you are planning on carrying out building work you may require planning permission.
Before applying please read our planning guidance - these answer a lot of commonly asked questions, including for
- listed buildings
Read our advice on major developments if you are planning a large development.
Planning Aid Scotland (PAS) offer a
planning advice service, provided by specialist volunteers, all of whom are chartered planners.
Please be aware that you may also need to apply for a Building Warrant.
Work that may not require permission
If you are only making small alterations you may not require permission. Our helpdesk service is unable to provide a formal determination on whether or not work will require planning permission. This can be obtained by submitting an application for a certificate of lawfulness.
Planning privacy notice
Our planning privacy notice sets out what happens to comments submitted as part of the planning process. For planning applications, your
will be published alongside your comment on the planning portal once a decision is made on the application.
Planning help desk
The Planning Help Desk is currently closed due to the COVID-19 situation. However, you can still contact us by email