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Permitted Development

Some minor developments, such as house extensions, garden sheds, fences are automatically granted permission by a statutory order and do not require you to submit a planning application. This is known as "permitted development".  Other works will require you to submit a planning application.

For advice on permitted development rules for different types of development please read the Scottish Government’s guidance on: householder permitted development rights.

We recommend that even if you think your proposal will be permitted development, you should contact us for confirmation that an application for planning permission will not be required.

If you receive formal confirmation then you should submit a Certificate of Lawfulness via ePlanning portal.

For further information please email  Development Management.

You might still need a building warrant, and if your property is a listed building you may require listed building consent, even if planning permission is not required.