Developers must carry out a pre-application consultation with the community at least 12 weeks before any national or major planning application is submitted.
This means communities will have the opportunity to express their views and have an input to the application at an early stage. Community Councils have a statutory role in the process.
View current pre application consultations
Choose proposal of application notice from the application type drop down menu.
Community engagement makes a difference
Once a major application has been decided all those who were involved in the pre application consultation will be asked to complete a survey on the process and how well the engagement achieved its purpose.
Planning Aid Scotland (PAS)
PAS helps individuals and community groups get involved in the planning system in an
way. They offer a free and confidential planning advice service, provided by specialist volunteers, all of whom are chartered planners.