Planning applications

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Our pages are designed to help you through the planning application process.  

To establish if planning permission is required we strongly recommend that you read the information on our pages Do I Need Planning Permission, which provides details of permitted development, before contacting us.  Further information can be found on the Scottish Government pages

New legislation now enables some householders to develop their homes without the need for planning permission.   Projects such as extensions, porches, sheds, garages, decking, fences and access ramps are included in the changes.  There will still be certain restrictions relating to conservation areas and listed buildings.   Although planning permission may not be required, there may be a requirement for a Building Warrant.  

Online Planning


We are making changes to the way planning applications are made online from 13th January 2016.


Online applications are simple, save applicants time and money and are delivered to us swiftly, enabling us to start considering proposed developments sooner.

Fife Council is a partner in the programme, which is refreshing the ePlanning service across Scotland, securing its long-term future and expanding it to other types of applications.  The first phase is replacing ePlanning Scotland (introduced in 2009) with the new online application portal – going live on 13th January 2016.  A new portal with a familiar feel.

Applicants will need to register on before starting work on their first application after 13th January.  Registration will only take a few moments.  The ePlanning Scotland portal will remain live until 17th March 2016 to allow completion and submission of applications which had already been started.  But any draft application in the outgoing portal must be submitted by that date, or applicants will need to start again, recreating it in the new portal.

Coming next in the programme:  online building warrant applications through from Summer 2016.

For any questions, please contact Mary Stewart on 03451 551122 or


If you are unable to access our online planning pages please call 03451 55 11 22 during working hours.

If you are unable to access the service during the weekend please call 01592 578061 (08.00-18:00) (weekend only)



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