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Prior notification and prior approval

Prior Notification is a procedure whereby a developer must notify the planning authority of proposals before exercising permitted development rights. This procedure will not result in 'planning permission'. The end result will be a determination that "prior approval", in the form of a planning application, is or is not required.

For some developments - Telecommunications, farm or forestry building works, demolition or freestanding domestic micro-wind turbines  -  you are required to give the council details of the proposals in order to determine whether prior approval is required. The council has 28 days to respond to your request. 

You can submit some types of  Prior Notification and Prior Approval applications through the ePlanning website, or you can use the forms below:

    Forms needed for Prior notification and prior approval

    Guidance to help complete Prior notification forms


    Application Fee

    The cost of this can be found in Schedule 1, Part 3, table 4 of the Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 (opens new window).