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We are a partner in the programme, which has refreshed and changed the ePlanning process.

Online applications are simple, save applicants time and money and allow us to start considering proposed developments more quickly than was previously the case.

The first phase replaced ePlanning Scotland (introduced in 2009) with the new online application portal. 

Before you start a new application you will need to take a few moments to register on programme introduced online building warrant applications through

You can find out more about how the changes will affect existing ePlanning and eBuilding Standards on the Scottish Government eDevelopment website.

ePlanning Scotland

You can now lodge your planning application online through ePlanning Scotland. This is a national portal involving all planning authorities in Scotland which receives applications and appeals online and transfers the processing of planning applications from paper to electronic media.

An overview of ePlanning video

By registering you can now make a planning application or appeal via the internet.

The ePlanning Online Planning Information System (OPIS) publishes application records, documents and plans for public view.

If you are interested in any application - whether a householder alteration or major retail development, you can now search and view plans and associated documents online and track those applications from validation to decision.

Benefits of ePlanning video

The system is able to receive online comments. All comments are made available for the public to view online.

When commenting on an application you should keep your comments to planning matters only and avoid using any potentially defamatory remarks, for example about financial circumstances, criminal convictions or personal information which could lead to legal action being taken against you.

We reserve the right to amend any comment and remove any defamatory statements brought to our attention. We recommend that you view the ePlanning Acceptable Use guide.

Completing an online application form video

How to track an application video

Copyright disclaimer

By using these webpages you agree with and accept the following copyright disclaimer relating to plans, drawings and other material that may be available on this site:

'Plans, drawings and other material submitted to East Ayrshire Council are protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (Section 47). You may only use material which is downloaded and/or printed for consultation purposes, to compare current applications with previous schemes and to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with approved plans. Further copies must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner.'

Planning applications validated after 1 April 2009 will have associated plans available online.

Descriptions and addresses may be changed in the interests of clarity, to accurately reflect the nature of development and to accord with the BS 7666 address standards. 

Applications prior to 1 January 1999

Please note that IDOX does not show applications prior to 1 January 1999 and therefore applications for opencast coal sites prior to that date have had their validation date amended to 1 January 2002 in order to allow the background papers including planning permission, plans to be viewed online.

Contact Information

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