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Pre-application services

We offer pre-application services to all applicants and agents looking to make a planning application within Perth & Kinross.

Pre-application advice

Perth & Kinross Council encourages and welcomes early discussions with applicants and developers prior to the submission of any application. The submission of a fully detailed and comprehensive application allows all parties involved to achieve timely and quality decisions.

If you are seeking pre-application advice in respect of a development proposal, you should complete our online pre-application form. Payment can be made by debit or credit card. Please do not use this form if you are asking 'do i need permission?' Instead, view our What needs planning permission? page for information and our Submitting an application to apply for a Certificate of Lawful Development.

Make a householder / non-householder pre-application enquiry

Further guidance can be found in our icon Pre-Application Guidance Note [255Kb] and associated planning fees in our icon Scale of Current Fees [127Kb].

Pre-validation checks

Perth & Kinross Council also offer pre-validation checks on local and major applications. This service will allow you to pre-submit your plans and documents which will then be checked to ensure the appropriate standards of details and supporting information is provided. Feedback and guidance will be provided which, if followed, will ensure that your application is processed through the validation stage as quickly as possible. Please see our icon Scale of Current Fees [127Kb] for details of the associated fee.

To request this service please email

Contact details

Development Management

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