Building designation appeals: form and guidance

How to make a building designation appeal.

You have the right to make a building designation appeal to Scottish Ministers where Historic Environment Scotland's decision:

  • includes a building in the list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest
  • amends the listed building record

The attached guidance explains:

  • what the appeals process is
  • how to complete and submit your form
  • how to get in touch

Your appeal must be made within three months after the publication of Historic Environment Scotland's decision. Appeals made after this cannot be considered. You must also send a copy of the appeal to the relevant planning authority.


There is no fee for this type of appeal. Everybody who participates in the process is normally expected to cover their own expenses.

More information

This form and guidance relates to appeals made under:

A guide to planning appeals explains what can be appealed to ministers and provides context for our appeals forms.

Appeal Form - BDA.pdf
Appeal Notes for appellants - BDA.pdf
planning appeal process guide chart.pdf


If you take part in the appeals process, use DPEA websites, contact the division or attend a webcast, the DPEA may collect certain information about you. To find out more about what information is collected, how the information is used and managed please read the DPEA's privacy notice

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Telephone: 0300 244 6668

Planning and Environmental Appeals Division
Hadrian House
Callendar Business Park

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