Welcome to DPEA Core Library, the Planning and Environmental Appeals reference tool. The materials/documents hosted on our site are free of charge and have been submitted by our partners for sole use in submission for planning cases. Our partners are mainly Planning Authorities, other Government Bodies, Community Councils, or other stakeholders with collections of planning content that they contribute to the planning process.
The purpose of the library is to allow partners to submit materials/documents that are submitted and examined frequently as part of the planning process. Therefore parties no longer have to continuously supply copies of materials and can now refer to the materials within their submissions. For example reference to a local development plan and the relevant section(s). The core library guide provides further guidance on using the library.
To submit materials/document for consideration as part of the core library email them to DPEA@gov.scot or, if you are an Authority, submissions can be made using the ePlanning document exchange system. Please ensure materials are split into topics and labelled - for example Local Development Plan, Planning Guidelines and Conservation Guidelines.
We will accept links to materials only if a list is provided detailing the documents to be considered to be added onto the core library. We will then download a copy of the materials and add it to our library. We will not use hyperlinks as we have no control over the destination content.
If materials are submitted in an unacceptable format they may be rejected. Please note a decision not to add materials/documents to our library, is not any reflection of content/materials.