Good neighbour agreements appeals: form and guidance

How to make a good neighbour agreement appeal.

This document is part of a collection

You have the right to make a good neighbour agreements appeal to Scottish Ministers where a planning authority:

  • has refused your application
  • has not issued a decision within the set timescale

The attached guidance explains:

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

Your appeal must be made within three months of the date of the planning authority's decision. Or within three months from the date the decision should have been issued. 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.

You can track the progress of your appeal online.

More information

This form and guidance relates to appeals made under:

Circular 3/2012: Planning Obligations and Good Neighbour Agreements gives context to this specific appeal.

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

Appeal Form - GNAA.pdf
Appeal Notes for Appellants - GNAA.pdf
Electronic Best Practice.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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