Receiving your application

We'll deal with your planning application as quickly as we can. But for us to do this, you must make sure you've filled everything in correctly.
We have set out below the processes that your application will go through before we make a decision.

Receiving an application

It will be checked to ensure that all the correct information has been provided.   To help you with this process a checklist has been drawn up to help identify any gaps in your application and reduce any unnecessary delays.

  • All relevant sections of the application form are completed
  • Land Ownership Certificate included where required 
  • Forms are signed and dated (paper copies only)
  • Correct licence attached to Ordnance Survey maps (see our page on what plans do I need?)
  • Red line must be the same on each location plan
  • A block plan that shows both the existing and the proposed buildings
  • Plans must be to a metric and recognised scale
  • Correct fee has been submitted
  • Full set of existing and proposed plans and elevations

Please note:  If any of the above information is missing your application will be returned to you along with the submitted fee.  We will explain to you why the application has been returned.

If, at any point, during the assessment process you are asked to provide additional information please ensure that you include Application Number, Site Address and case officer name if known.

When the application is valid we will send you an acknowledgement letter.

The application and plans will be scanned and made available for the public to view, track and comment online.

The application is assigned to a case officer who will arrange a site visit – you don't need to be present at this visit.

Fife Council will notify all neighbours within a 20 metre radius of the application property.  You may be liable to pay an advertising fee of £125 if we cannot locate any premises on neighbouring land. 

If necessary Statutory consultees will be contacted to provide comments on your application.

Once this process is completed the officer will begin the assessment of the application.

Please note the case officer will not be able to discuss the progress of your application until all consultations have been received.  The neighbour notification period takes 21 days to complete and in some instances, responses from statutory consultees may take longer.

Enterprise, Planning and Protective Services
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