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Planning enforcement notice appeals: form and guidance

Guidance notes and form to submit an appeal to Scottish Ministers.

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

4 page PDF

planning enforcement notice appeal notes.pdf

5 page PDF

Electronic Best Practice.pdf

2 page PDF


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Telephone: 01324 696400

Scottish Government
Planning and Environmental Appeals Division
4 The Courtyard
Callendar Business Park
Callendar Road

19 Apr 2016
Planning enforcement notice appeals: form and guidance