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A Guide to Planning Appeals in Scotland


14 What will the decision mean?

The reporter will either 'allow' or 'dismiss' the appeal.

  • Allow the appeal

This might mean granting a consent (for example, giving planning permission), contrary to the council's earlier decision. Or it could mean that some or all of the grounds of appeal against an enforcement notice have been successful.

  • Dismiss the appeal

This means that the appeal has not been successful. So if the appeal was made against a council's decision to refuse planning permission, the reporter will also have refused permission. And if the appeal was against an enforcement (or similar) notice, then that notice will come into force if the reporter has dismissed the appeal.