Guide

Getting planning permission

Last updated: 28 September 2017

How to apply

The law states that applications for planning permission must include certain information. This is likely to include the following:

  • a description of the development
  • the name and address of the person applying and agent (if any)
  • a postal address of the land or a description of the location of the land
  • a certificate of ownership and notice to owners or tenants of agricultural holdings
  • a plan which clearly identifies the location of the application site
  • other plans and drawings needed to describe the proposed development
  • a fee

Some applications need extra information such as design and access statements.

You should contact the planning authority before you submit your application to check what information they need.

Apply online

You can apply for planning permission online using the ePlanning Scotland website. You can save your application at any time and come back to it.

Before you start, it's a good idea to:

Follow these 3 steps to apply:

  1. Create an account.
  2. Create and complete your planning proposal.
  3. Pay the application fee.

Visit ePlanning Scotland if you need to use the paper forms.

Once your Planning Authority has received your application, it will be recorded and you'll receive an acknowledgement.

Getting planning permission
How to apply