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Apply for planning permission

You can apply and pay for planning applications online.

Applying and paying for planning permission online allows us to start considering your proposal sooner.

You can help avoid delays by making sure:

  • Your drawings are correctly orientated when you upload them.
  • Uploaded drawing are given a unique reference/revision number.
  • A suitable numbering sequence is used when splitting a large document (for example, 1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3 for a document that has been split into three parts).
  • The post submission form is used to upload additional information relating to your application, including amended drawings.
  • Your planning reference number issued by us (e.g. 20/00000/FUL) is always quoted when you upload additional information. 

For more information on what you need to include with your planning application, you can read the Heads of Planning Scotland guidance note on the national standards for the validation and determination of planning applications

You may also need to apply for a building warrant. Please check before you start work. 

How much it will cost and how to pay

To calculate how much your planning application will cost, please use the ePlanning.scot Fee Calculator.

Payment should made at the time of submission. You can use the proposal sharing option to allow another person to pay.

A separate additional fee, not part of the application fee, for the advertisement of your proposal is also required if you are applying for a certain class of development as identified in Schedule 3 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2013. An advert fee may also be required to advertise the proposal if there are no premises on neighbouring land or if the landowners are unknown, or the proposal is a departure from the development plan.

The advert fee for most applications is £135.06, however in some circumstances the fee may be higher. We will advise you of any advert fee required on receipt of your application.

Where an application or an advert fee is required, your application will remain invalid until the fee is paid. 

To make additional payments, or if you are unable to pay at the time of submission, you can make payment to our bank account. Please quote the application reference number and address the application relates to.

Quote your reference number and address

It is essential you quote the application reference number and address the application relates to.

Account name: North Lanarkshire Council General Fund Account
Sort code: 83-07-06
Account number: 11627156

If you do not have internet banking, please email us your contact details and we will get in touch to take a card payment.

Page last updated:
16 Aug 2022

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