Submitting an application

Help and guidance on how to submit an application

Submit applications online 

Who can submit an application?

You have the choice to make the application yourself or to appoint an agent (for instance, an architect, a solicitor, or a builder) to prepare their proposals and make the application. More advice can be found in our who to employ guidance and you can also search for registered architects here.

Get pre-application advice

If you are unsure about any aspect of your application you can write into the Development Management Team before submitting an application. It is important to understand that any advice given cannot take the place of a formal planning permission and cannot guarantee that permission would be granted.

We have prepared a  icon Pre-Application Guidance Note [67Kb] which gives you more information and you are advised to read it before writing to us.

When you submit an application

When you submit an application, the information will be published on the Council's website. In order to comply with the Data Protection Act, personal information, such as signatures, personal telephone and email details, will be removed before publication. Where appropriate, other "sensitive" personal information within documents will also be removed prior to publishing online. When provided, the applicant's home address will also be published on the website. In certain circumstances, it may be possible to remove this information once a decision on the application has been made. Please contact the Council with any requests for this to be done.

When corresponding with us by email please ensure that you add our generic email address DevelopmentManagement@pkc.gov.uk and planningvalidupdates@pkc.gov.uk to your email contacts to avoid our subsequent messages being directed to your spam box.

Changes to ePlanning

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A replacement ePlanning portal was launched in January 2016 and the new eBuilding Standards was made live on the 24th August 2016. More information about these changes can be obtained by visiting the  ePlanning website. There, the Scottish Government  will provide details of what is going to change, when the changes will happen and what these changes will mean to you as an applicant or agent using the portals. There is also a useful  icon flyer [269Kb] which summarises the the key changes to the portal and the associated timetable.

Contact details

Development Management

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 475300