Apply for planning permission
Apply online for planning permission.
Please note that the Planning Service currently has a short term reduction in available staff and there may be a resultant delay in the processing of your application/enquiry. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause and can assure you that our team are working hard to process cases as quickly as possible.
Before you start
Prior to submitting any application, please familiarise yourself with:
- What plans, drawings and supporting information you need to submit with your application
- What fee you may need to pay to accompany your application
- How your application will be considered and processed
Making your application
We encourage all customers to engage with our Service via online services and methods as this is the most efficient method to submit applications and to communicate with us. You can complete and submit and pay your applications online via the ePlanning Scotland website.
In any case of submission, please ensure that all relevant questions within the application form are answered fully and comprehensively. Failure to answer questions on the form may result in a delay with processing your submission.
If you require assistance when submitting your application online there is a user guide available on the ePlanning website. This will provide step by step guidance on using the ePlanning system.
The following applications can't be made through the ePlanning website, but can be made directly to us:
Proposal of Application Notice
If you wish to submit a Non-Material Variation, Pre-Application Enquiry or Proposal of Application Notice, please complete and return your form, together with all necessary information to the Planning Service, preferably by email to: Planning.Development@south-ayrshire.gov.uk or to the postal address noted below.
Timescales and Processing
Your application will normally be acknowledged within 5 working days and will be handled and processed in accordance with our Service Standards and published guidance.
All planning applications are decided in accord with the policies contained in the Local development plan 2, unless there are material planning considerations that indicate otherwise.
There's also guidance contained in the Supplementary Planning Guidance.. For example, if you're proposing a house extension, then the Householder Design Guide is relevant. If you're proposing a development and want to see what policies apply and how your application will be assessed, then please read the relevant parts of these documents.
Most applications must be accompanied by a submission fee, and we encourage applicants to make payment at the time of submission through the ePlanning website.
Some fees are set by statutory legislation and others are set locally by the Council. You can calculate application fees using the ePlanning Fee Calculator or our . The Planning Service will confirm the correct fees when validating your submission.
If you need to make a payment after you have applied, or if you need to make an additional payment, please note the following payment methods are accepted:
- Online payment via our website (using a debit or credit card)
- Telephone payment (using a debit or credit card) by calling 01292 616 107
You will need your application reference number to make payment.
If you need to contact the Planning Service, you can do so on the following details:
By email to: Planning.Development@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
By telephone to: 01292 616 107
By post to: Planning Service, County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR