To alter, extend, build or change the use of premises you may need to apply for planning permission.
Advice and guidance
Planning Services can provide pre-application advice and guidance on development which needs approval from the Council, including:
Please send your request by email to our ePlanning Team. If possible, include a location plan and sufficient drawings, plans or other information to enable us to respond to you. There is no charge for this service.
Please note that any guidance or advice we provide prior to the submission of a planning application is informal and is not binding on any decision subsequently taken by the Council.
Planning applications are determined in accordance with Local Development Plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise.
Permitted development Rights- Domestic
Not all alterations and extensions to domestic property need planning permission. Permitted Development Rights allow for a wide variety of extensions and alterations without the need to submit an application for planning permission.
These rights include alterations such as:
- single storey ground floor extensions
- front porches
- access ramps
- replacement windows
- low level timber decking
- heat pumps
- CCTV cameras
The Guidance on permitted development (PDF, 1.1mb) will help you work out whether you need planning permission. This guidance was updated on 1st April 2021. If you have any questions please contact us.
Even if planning permission is not required, there are other permissions that may be required such as:
Permitted Development Rights – non-domestic, agricultural, forestry and commercial developments
There are a wide variety of other Permitted Development Rights which are set out in the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992 (as amended) (GPDO). For site specific advice, please email us.
Certificates Of Lawfulness
Apply for a 'Certificate of Lawfulness for a Proposed Use' as written confirmation your development is 'Permitted Development'. This is a legal document for which there is a fee.