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The Planning and Economic Development service promotes, stimulates and encourages all types of development required to meet the needs and aspirations of the people of East Ayrshire.

The division is made up of the sections below.

Development management

This section processes and advises on the need for planning and other permissions. It also monitors and resolves planning enforcement issues.

Building standards

Building Standards is responsible for the control of any building work to ensure it is designed and constructed to the national Building Regulations, thereby protecting the health and safety of all users.

Development planning and regeneration

Development Planning and Regeneration is responsible for producing the East Ayrshire Local Development Plan and the East Ayrshire Minerals Plan, as well as co-ordinating and implementing environmental and townscape improvements.

Economic development

The Economic Development Service undertakes the ongoing review of the local and national economic context. From there, it develops the strategy within which the Council delivers targeted assistance to support the growth and development of economic activity in East Ayrshire.

This is achieved through the provision of advice and support to businesses and support to upskill our local residents ensuring they can meet the demands of the labour market. 

Contact Information


Planning and Building Standards
Opera House
8 John Finnie Street
Telephone: 01563 576790