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Planning and building standards

Developers and pre-application consultations

You must carry out a public consultation before you submit a planning application for national or major developments.

This is to allow local communities to have the chance to have their say. It's also to include the local community and make the process transparent.

Pre-application screening notice

You can submit a pre-application screening notice. This decides what category the work falls into. If the work falls into major or national planning applications, you need to submit a proposal of application notice.

Public event and publicity

The consultation must be at least one public event. You need advertise the event in the local press. This is to make sure the community is aware of it.

Consultation feedback

This is collected by the developer.

You need to submit a report with your application to detail feedback. You also need to detail what you did for the public consultation.


You must allow at least 12 weeks between the proposal of application notice and the planning application.

You need to hold any public consultation events between these times.


Phone: 0141 577 3001

Related information

pdf icon Pre application Screening Notice Form [100kb]

pdf icon Proposal of Application Notice [100kb]

pdf icon Briefing 2a - Pre application consultation - Community [29kb]

pdf icon Briefing 2b - Pre application consultation - Applicants [145kb]

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