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Certificate of lawful use or development appeals: form and guidance

How to make a certificate of lawful use or development appeal.

You have the right to make a certificate of lawful use or development appeal to Scottish Ministers where a planning authority:

  • refuses or partially refuses to issue a certificate of lawfulness
  • has not issued a certificate 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 two months after the issue of the planning authority's decision. Or within two 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.

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:

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

Appeal Form - CLUD.pdf

4 page PDF
166.7kB

Appeal Notes for appellants - CLUD.pdf

6 page PDF
322.6kB

Electronic Best Practice.pdf

2 page PDF
98.1kB

planning appeal process guide chart.pdf

1 page PDF
78.0kB

Contact

DPEA Twitter Feed

Email: DPEA@gov.scot

Telephone: 01324 696400

Post:
Scottish Government
Planning and Environmental Appeals Division
4 The Courtyard
Callendar Business Park
Callendar Road
Falkirk
FK1 1XR

Published:
19 Apr 2016
Certificate of lawful use or development appeals: form and guidance