Planning Applications search


You can use the Planning Applications search to:

  • View, follow and comment on an application
  • Object to an application
  • View the plans and documents associated with an application

We are currently experiencing a technical issue where documents are not being attached to applications. We are working on rectifying this as soon as possible.

Please note these documents are better viewed in Firefox or Chrome Internet browsers and my not display effectively in Internet Explorer (IE) or Edge.

If you wish to discuss a planning application further please contact the case officer who can be contacted by calling 0300 123 4510. The Planning Team also provides access to a daily duty planner Monday to Friday 9.30am to 1pm who can answer general questions. Please note that the duty planner may not be able to answer case specific questions. 

For further advice please read the following sections.

Proposal of Application Notice

Before a developer can submit a planning application for a Major Application they must submit a Proposal of Application Notice. A Major Application is defined by a hierarchy of development set out in planning legislation. A Major Application is development with a site area of more than 2 hectares or 50 or more dwellings.

As part of the Proposal of Application Notice the applicant is required to carry out pre-application consultation meeting in the community to seek their views and these should inform their application submission. This process seeks to improve submissions and the quality of planning applications. It should be noted however, the pre-application consultation does not take away the right of individuals and communities to express formal views during the process itself. 

You can view current consultations using the planning and building standards services advanced search.

Choose proposal of application notice from the application type drop down menu.

Comment or Object

After viewing the planning application, you can make a comment or object to it within 21 days of the formal notification date.  You can do this in a number of ways:

For further advice on what you can comment on, what we can and can't take into account in reaching our decision and how to use our online planning service, please read the Comment or Object page

How to use our online Planning Service

You need to register with the on-line planning service to make comments. You do not need to register to view current applications.

To make your comment go to the online planning service and select 'Register' (if you haven't already) or 'Login'. Registering requires you to provide an email address that you can access.

Find the application that you are interested in by using the 'Search' screen (you can search by the planning application reference number or the address of the property) and select the 'Make a Public Comment' button to the right of the screen.

Useful Links

Head of Planning Scotland - Validation and Determination Guidance [opens in a new window]