As the cost of placing public notices in local newspapers has increased, the Council must increase the cost to applicants for all advertisements relating to planning applications as of 1st January 2017. We can assure you that in the longer term the Council is keen to find ways of reducing these costs, but in the short term this increase is unavoidable. From 1st January the charge will increase to £150 for most planning notices and the cost for EIA notices will increase to £400.
Our pages are designed to help you through the planning application process.
To find out if you need planning permission we recommend that you read the information on our pages Do I Need Planning Permission. This provides details of the type of work that is permitted. Extra advice is available on the Scottish Government pages
You can carry out some development without the need for planning permission. For example, you may be able to build extensions, porches, sheds, garages, decking, fences and access ramps. There will still be certain restrictions relating to conservation areas and listed buildings. Even if planning permission is not required, there may be a need for a Building Warrant.
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