As of February 2011, all applications forms, plans and associated documents (decision notices, consultation responses, representations, etc) are available to view through this website by using the ePlanning link below:
The process is governed by law and operates within a framework of guidance from Scottish Government, together with policies and advice set out in the Structure Plan and Adopted Local Plans (work has started on a new Local Development Plan which will supersede these plans in due course).
The primary objectives of the Development Management Service are to:
Development Management functions include the carrying out pre-application discussions, processing applications for planning permission, Listed Building Consent, advertisement consent, etc, in their respective areas. This involves checking that the application contains all the necessary information, visiting the site, carrying out statutory consultations, advising and negotiating with the applicant or agent if necessary, and finally determining the application either under delegated powers or by making a recommendation to the Planning Applications Committee.
Development Management staff are also responsible for preparing statements and evidence for planning appeals and public inquiries, investigating breaches of planning control and, if appropriate, taking enforcement action.
Planning Performance Framework
The Council is required to submit an annual return to the Scottish Government covering the performance of the Planning Service.