Skip to main content

Appeal against our decision

Only the applicant has the right to appeal

As the applicant, you can appeal when a planning application has been:

  • refused 
  • approved but has had conditions placed on it that you don't agree with
  • not determined within a set time  

    Depending on the circumstances of the application, you have the right either to:

    • an appeal to Scottish Ministers

    Where your application was determined by committee, you can make an appeal to Scottish Ministers. Further information is available at the Planning and Environment Appeals Division.

    • a review by our Local Review Body

    Where your application was determined by an appointed officer under our Scheme of Delegation you can request a review of the decision. To make a request for a review, you should complete the Notice of Review form using the 'post submission additional documents' option.  

    The letter accompanying your decision notice will tell you which one is applicable to you. Your appeal or request for a review must be made within three months of the date of decision.

    There are no Third Party Rights of Appeal against a decision of the council.

    More information and advice on planning appeals, including information on how to appeal is available online from the Scottish Government and from Planning Aid Scotland.

    Planning Aid Scotland is an independent charity that offers free, impartial and confidential planning advice, provided by staff and volunteers all of whom are chartered planners. Visit the Planning Aid Scotland website for more information.

    Page last updated:
    21 Dec 2023

    Help us improve this pageClose

    We're sorry this page didn't meet your expectations this time. Please let us know if you have any feedback to help us improve the content.

    If you have a question or comment about a council service or would like a reply, please contact us.

    Thank you for your feedback