You have the right to make a planning permission appeal to Scottish Ministers where a planning authority:
- has refused your application
- has imposed conditions you disagree with
- has not issued a decision within the set timescale
The attached documents are as follows:
- appeal form
- appeal notes for appellants (how to complete and submit your form and how to get in touch)
- electronic best practice (how to submit documents electronically)
- planning appeal process guide chart (outlines the appeals process)
Your appeal must be made within three months after the issue of the planning authority's decision. Or within three months from the date the decision should have been issued. Appeals made after this cannot be considered.
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
A guide to planning appeals explains what can be appealed to ministers and provides context for our appeals forms.