Planning enforcement notice appeals: form and guidance

Appeal form and guidance notes for a planning enforcement notice appeal.

This document is part of a collection

A planning authority may take enforcement action if it thinks that development has been carried out without the required planning permission or where a person has failed to comply with a condition attached to a permission.

You have the right to make a planning enforcement appeal to Scottish Ministers where:

  • a planning authority serves an enforcement notice on you and your land specifically
  • you have an interest in the land covered by the notice

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 before the date that the notice is due to come into effect. This date will be clearly stated on the notice itself.


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

This appeal can also be made using the eplanning portal.

You can track the progress of your appeal online.

More information

This form and guidance relates to appeals made under:

Planning Circular 10/2009: Planning Enforcement 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 - ENA (pdf)
Appeal Notes for appellants - ENA.pdf
Electronic Best Practice.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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