You have the right to make a prior approval appeal to Scottish Ministers where a planning authority:
- refuses prior approval
Some proposals for development, such as telecommunications, demolition, agriculture and forestry are subject to a procedure called prior notification and must be notified to a local planning authority before the development takes place. The authority will determine whether 'prior approval' is or is not needed.
The attached guidance explains:
- how to submit documents to the DPEA electronically
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.
This form and guidance relates to appeals made under:
- Section 47 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 and
- the Town and Country Planning (Appeals) (Scotland) Regulations 2013
Planning Circular 2/2015: Consolidated Circular on Non-domestic Permitted Development Rights provides context for this specific appeal.
A guide to planning appeals explains what can be appealed to ministers and provides context for our appeals forms.
Telephone: 0300 244 6668
Planning and Environmental Appeals Division
Callendar Business Park
- First published
- 1 July 2016
- Last updated
- 26 May 2022
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