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Planning and related appeals

Housing estate under constructionThis section applies to appeals about:

Information on submission of appeals can be found in how to submit an appeal and the time limits for their submission can be found in the Notes for Appellants appropriate to the type of appeal being submitted.

A short guide to the appeal system can be found in appeals guide. More detailed information can be found in Circular 4/2013.

We publish all documents in these appeals on our dedicated case information website. How to search for an appeal or decision provides guidance on using the site.  Please note that all documents relating to an appeal will be published on the internet. More information on publication of documents can be found in the DPEA data protection section.

The procedure that is followed in these appeals is set out in the Town and Country Planning (Appeals) (Scotland) Regulations 2013. Further information is given in section 9.1 of the appeals guide.

The other appeals section provides information on other types of appeals including certificates of appropriate alternative development and hazardous substances.

Decisions on these appeals made by reporters or Scottish Ministers are final. However, a party who is aggrieved by the decision may appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law within six weeks of the date of the decision. The Court may quash the decision if it is satisfied that there has been an error of law. Scottish Ministers would then take a fresh decision on the appeal. There is no guarantee that a successful challenge to the Court will result in a different decision.  See our guide on Challenging Decisions for further information.