Apply for planning permission

Apply online for planning permission.

Before you start

  • You need to submit relevant plans, drawings and information
  • Make sure you have the correct supporting documents
  • You need your reference number to pay your fee
  • You pay your fee after submitting your application

Visit the website to make an application.

The following applications can't be made through the website, but can be made directly to us:

Email completed forms to


We'll respond within 20 working days from when we get your application and fee. We'll write to you to confirm if your application is valid and ready to process.

Please note, due to Covid-19, planning applications may take longer than normal to process. 


Calculate your fees on the website.

Pre-application advice

From 1 October 2020, due to a significant backlog of work that has built up due to the Covid-19 lockdown, we'll be unable to offer verbal or written pre-application planning advice for most developments. Exceptions will be made for major developments and those promoting significant economical benefit and job opportunities. In such a case, email your enquiry to

We apologise to customers for any inconvenience that this causes and we aim to restore the service as soon as possible.

All planning applications are decided in accord with the policies contained in the Local Development Plan (LDP), unless there are material planning considerations that indicate otherwise.

There's also guidance contained in the Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG). For example, if you're proposing a house extension, then the Householder Design Guide is relevant.  If you're proposing a development and want to see what policies apply and how your application will be assessed, then please read the relevant parts of these documents.

The LDP and SPG can be found in the 'Related articles' section of this web page.

The Householder Design Guide can be found in the 'Related media' section of this web page. 

How to pay

We no longer accept cheques. You can only pay by debit card or credit card.

Pay online 

You can also phone our payment centre on 0141 577 3008.

Lines are open Monday to Friday between 9am and 4.15pm. You must quote the reference number or address.

Contact us


Phone: 0141 577 3001

Last modified on 24 September 2020

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