The work of Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) supports the Scottish Government's central purpose of increasing sustainable economic growth. We do this by making decisions that have regard to the purpose of planning and the core principles set out in Scottish Planning Policy and that support development that will contribute to sustainable economic growth and high quality sustainable places.
We welcome suggestions and queries about our work and strive to continuously improve. We work closely with our partners and regularly seek views from our stakeholder and customers.
To provide a high quality, efficient and effective service that embraces openness, fairness and impartiality.
- To reach sound decisions and recommendations
- To carry out our business better, faster and more efficiently
- To ensure we use our resources to best effect and in a proportionate way
- To continue to improve the experience of our customers