Apply for development plan approval

Last updated: 5 August 2019

If you're planning a new development to build on land you own, you can apply to Registers of Scotland for development plan approval (DPA).

DPA is a free service that lets you and your customers know that you'll be able to quickly register your ownership and rights for new developments.

When you apply for DPA, Registers of Scotland will:

  • check your development plan against your registered title to make sure there are no issues
  • examine your draft deed styles to make sure they're suitable for registration
  • make it far less likely that you'll be rejected when registering individual plots

Visit the Registers of Scotland website for more information on development plan approval, including:

  • requirements
  • where to get support
  • how to apply
  • a list of developments that have already been approved