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Making a planning application

Guidance and information relating to planning permissions and associated consents.

These pages will guide you through the application process. They contain all the information you need to make your application including what needs permission, how to submit and application and what happens when you receive a decision notice.

A quality submission will greatly reduce the time it takes for an application to be reviewed, validated and processed.  Guidance is provided in our application submissions checklists. Many applicants use an agent to help with their submission. This can be a chartered planner, a planning consultancy, an architect or an architectural technician, all of whom are likely to charge for their services. An alternative would be PAS(Planning Aid Scotland), an independent charity which offers free, impartial and confidential planning advice, provided by staff and volunteers all of whom are chartered planners. Visit the PAS website for more information. 

Applications should be submitted online wherever possible.  

Submit applications online

Notes for online submissions:

  • Ensure plans and drawings are submitted as individual PDFs, are clearly titled and otherwise in line with the relevant application checklist and are correctly orientated.
  • Ensure other supporting information (PDF) [119KB] , reports or studies are clearly titled, free from personal data which would require redaction (such as signatures or personal email addresses) and, where sensitive information is included (eg protected species surveys), redacted and a non-redacted versions are supplied.
  • Failure to meet these basic requirements may result in your submission being considered not competent and is likely to prevent validation.

When submitting an application please add planningvalidupdates@pkc.gov.uk and DevelopmentManagement@pkc.gov.uk to your email address book to avoid subsequent messages being directed to your spam folder.

Pre-application services

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

Submitting an application

Help and guidance on how to submit an application.

Application process

Find out what happens to your application once it's been received and who's involved in the decision process.

Major planning applications and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)

Guidance notes and information for the submission of a major or national planning application and any application accompanied by an Environmental impact assessment

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