From 1 December 2017, pre-application enquiries will be processed as a chargeable service only.
Please Note – From 1st July 2018 we will no longer be accepting cheques as a method of payment for any Planning Applications or associated applications.
Apply for planning permission
The Scottish Government has set new fees for planning applications which will take effect from 1st June 2017. These changes primarily affect the fees that will be paid for larger scale developments.
View the new schedule of fees.
Submit your planning application via the ePlanning Scotland website. Please consider submitting your application, where possible, online.
The Heads of Planning Scotland has produced a guidance note on the national standards for the validation of planning and other related consents in Scotland. This is a best practice guide and is a useful resource for understanding the information that should accompany applications. This document is available to view at
Heads of Planning Scotland.
Whilst you can still submit your planning application using a paper form, please
be aware that it will take longer for your application to be received and validated.
The paper forms can be found on the ePlanning Scotland website.
Other application forms
The following forms are available for downloading:
Please complete and return your form, together with all necessary information and
fee (if required) to:
The Planning Service,
Burns Statue Square,
Ayr KA7 1UT
Fees and processing