Planning appeals and other cases: guidance on taking part

Guidance for participants in planning appeals and other cases handled by the Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA).

General information

Processing of Personal Data

DPEA will process personal data in accordance with the GDPR. To find out more about what information is collected, how the information is used and managed please read the DPEA’s privacy notice

Help from DPEA

If you feel that anything is unclear in the information we have given you, please get in touch with us. We are committed to providing a high quality service. One of the ways we can improve is by listening and responding to you. We welcome your comments on this guidance, or indeed any aspect of our service.

Contacting DPEA

DPEA inbox –
Twitter: @DPEAScotland
DPEA general enquiries line – 0300 244 6668

Postal Address

Planning and Environmental Appeals Division
Ground Floor
Hadrian House
Callendar Business Park
Callendar Road

Find out more

Scottish Government Websites:

Planning and Environmental Appeals Division
Energy Consents Unit
Planning and Architecture Division
Online Planning Case Files
Planning Information and Publications
A Guide to the Planning System in Scotland
Planning Advice Note 3/2010 - Community Engagement
ePlanning - For Online Submission of Appeals
Submitting Documents Electronically

Your Planning authority:

Your planning authority should be the starting point for general planning enquiries. It can:

  • tell you whether you need planning permission and how to apply
  • answer questions about how it deals with individual planning applications
  • give you advice about enforcement and local review procedures; and
  • give you information about the contents of local development plans, strategic development plans and supplementary guidance

Contact your local planning authority for more details.

PAS (Planning Aid for Scotland)

An independent charity which helps people engage in the planning system. It provides free, impartial advice on planning for individuals and community groups.

Telephone: 0300 323 7602


Royal Town Planning Institute

The professional body for planners in Scotland.

RTPI Scotland
18 Atholl Crescent Edinburgh

Telephone: 0370 774 9494




Telephone: 0300 244 6668

Planning and Environmental Appeals Division
Hadrian House
Callendar Business Park

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