Planning advice

Some householder alterations and extensions can be carried out without the need for planning permission. This type of work is known as permitted development. 

For more information on permitted development, the Scottish Government has published Guidance on Householder Permitted Development Rights.  

For further information on planning matters, Planning Aid Scotland offers a free, impartial and confidential planning advice service, provided by specialist volunteers, all of whom are chartered planners.

Impartial advice on all planning matters can also be obtained from a professional agent/architect; however you should be aware that charges may apply.

We give specific detailed pre-application advice for work that is classified as major development. Visit our Major developments page to use the pre-application enquiry form. 

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