Guidance on planning applications

The documents under online forms on this page provide current guidance on planning applications, including guidance for applicants and agents, information regarding fees, information on development on contaminated land, design and access statements and equalities through inclusive design.

Please download the documents or contact us for further information.

Other planning guidance: 

Note: Planning permission does not grant a Building Warrant, even if the proposed development is exempt from the need for planning permission you may still require a Building Warrant.

Planning Aid Scotland

PAS (Planning Aid Scotland) is an independent charity which helps people understand and engage with the planning system. It provides free and impartial advice to individuals and community groups.  Call 0845 603 7602 or visit

 Planning Aid for Scotland

Contact Information

Planning & Building Standards
Telephone: 01563 576790
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