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Planning and Environmental Appeals
4 The Courtyard
Callendar Business Park
Callendar Road
Falkirk
FK1 1XR

01324 696400
DPEA@gov.scot

How to submit an appeal

DPEA - ePlanning.scot front pagePlanning and related appeals can be submitted electronically using the ePlanning.scot online application and appeal system (Please note you cannot submit a high hedge appeal through ePlaning.scot but one can be submitted using a high hedge appeal form). A significant benefit of submitting an online appeal is the automatic notification of the submission of the new appeal to the relevant Planning Authority. Therefore you will no longer have to send duplicate copies of the appeal to them, unless you did not or were unable to submit all supporting documentation electronically. If this is the case you will still be required to submit a paper copy of the missing documents to DPEA and the Planning Authority.

Please note that documents relating to our casework are published on the internet. In order to comply with the Data Protection Act (DPA) we redact all signatures, personal telephone numbers and personal e-mail addresses from documents that we publish.

Once your appeal has been submitted you will receive an e-mail notification which will confirm the submission of the appeal and provide an online reference number. Please ensure you keep a note of the reference number issued as it may be required in any future communication. In particular if you need to send a paper copy of missing documents by post, or by fax or if you wish to e-mail missing documents, you must quote this reference number to ensure that the documents are associated with the electronic submission. Please note that an electronic receipt does not confirm the validity of an appeal. Please e-mail dpea@gov.scot  for assistance if you have any difficulties using the system.

Appeal forms can also be downloaded and submitted by e-mail, post, fax or by hand.

The time limits for the submission of an appeal can be found in the notes for appellants appropriate to the type of appeal being submitted.