Apply for planning permission

Planning application process

If you are planning on carrying out building work you may require planning permission.

Before applying please read our planning guidelines.

Read our advice on major developments if you are planning a large development.

Submit a planning application

Planning Aid Scotland (PAS) offer a

  • free
  • impartial 
  • confidential

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.

Download our quick guide on the planning application process - PDF

Work that may not require permission 

If you are only making small alterations you may not require permission.

Planning privacy notice

Our planning privacy notice sets out what happens to comments submitted as part of the planning process. For planning applications, your

  • name
  • address
  • stance

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