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.
Please note that due to a rise in advertisement costs, the fee for placing statutory advertisements in the local newspaper is due to increase to £120 with effect from 1st November 2015. All applications validated from 1st November 2015 will be subject to this fee increase.
If you cannot access the planning applications page outwith working hours please call: Planning number 01592 578061 (Sat/Sun 08:00 - 18:00)
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