Apply for planning permission

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.

Planning Services staff are now only available between 10am - 11am and 2pm - 3pm for general public enquires. Outside of these hours, officers are available by appointment only.

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.

Apply online

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.

Paper form

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 House,
Burns Statue Square,
Ayr KA7 1UT

Fees and processing

Guidance notes