10 Keeping track of progress
DPEA publishes all information and correspondence relating to live appeals on the internet: at www.dpea.scotland.gov.uk. This allows you access to everything held on the Scottish Government's file which will be taken into account before a decision is made on an appeal, including any plans, grounds of appeal, the council's response and any other correspondence. The search facility enables you to easily find the appeal file you are interested in.
The website is updated once every day, and so will always allow you to keep track of what stage of the process an appeal is at and what is going to happen next; and also to view the decision on the appeal once it has been made.
For compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998, personal information such as people's telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and signatures are removed from documents before they are published on the website.