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Planning and building standards (COVID-19)

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Planning and building standards (COVID-19)

Cunninghame House remains closed to councillors, planning staff and the public.

All staff at our Planning Services are working from home. Whilst the majority of our systems can be operated remotely, we are currently unable to send out neighbour notification letters, since these need to be printed out and posted.

As such:

  • applications we receive during the next few weeks will be registered as soon as possible
  • neighbour notification will be deferred until week 3 or week 4 of the planning process, depending on the prevailing circumstances

In addition, our system of committees has been suspended until further notice. However, delegated decisions on most local applications continue to be taken.

Scottish Government advice

Please make yourself familiar with the latest guidance from the Scottish Government:

Submitting an application

If you are hoping to submit a major planning application during this year, please note the following:

Posting a letter, document or paper planning application to Cunninghame House may result in delay. The preferred way to contact us is via:

For further details, view our information on making a planning application.

Existing applications

If you have a current planning application in the system, you can contact the case officer by:

  • email
  • phone, using the number supplied to you when the application was registered

The officer will then call you back with an update.

Officers will not be undertaking site visits at the moment, and may ask you to send in photographs to assist in their assessment. 

All postal addresses – including households and non-domestic premises – that are located within 20 metres of a planning application site will be sent a letter from us in line with the normal statutory requirements.

Public events

Public events for major applications are currently unable to be held. We are awaiting guidance from the Scottish Government on this issue, as well as a range of other matters.

Viewing planning applications

Please note that plans and documents can only be viewed online at this time.

We request that any comments you have on a planning application are sent to us using our e-planning system.

To view plans, or to comment online, see our e-planning page.

Planning enforcement

If you wish to report a planning enforcement issue, please email eplanning@north-ayrshire.gov.uk  

Planning Committee meeting

In order to assist North Ayrshire’s economic recovery, a virtual Planning Committee meeting was held on Wednesday 24 June.

This enabled decisions to be taken by councillors on a number of major applications which have been delayed due to the Coronavirus lockdown.

View the agenda, reports and further details.

Takeaway service

The Scottish Government’s Chief Planner asked local authorities to relax the enforcement of public houses and restaurants offering a takeaway service during the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

This allows pubs and restaurants to provide takeaway services on temporary basis during the COVID-19 outbreak.

We have confirmed we are happy to support this move.

For more information, please email eplanning@north-ayrshire.gov.uk or call 01294 310000.