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Apply for, Search and Comment on Planning Applications

Search for Planning Applications

You can now view various documents relating to a particular application submitted to us. The Planning Register will allow you to track the progress of an application from submission to determination. Please click on the above link to begin searching (please note you may need to agree to the copyright and data protection disclaimer before proceeding).

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Alternatively you can use TellMeScotland, which is Scotland's national public information notices (PINS) portal. Where you can view planning notices released by Aberdeen City Council as well as all other councils in Scotland.

Apply for Planning Permission Online

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We are actively encouraging planning and other applications to be submitted online, which can be done via the Scottish Government's ePlanning service at the above link. If you prefer to submit your application on paper, the relevant forms can be downloaded and printed off from: Planning Forms

Validation Guidance

Once the planning authority have received your application it will be checked to ensure it is valid. The following guidance is used to check the validity of applications:

Comment on a Planning Application

We encourage the community to participate in the planning process which helps to shape and form the environment in which we all live, work and enjoy our leisure time. The involvement of the general public is valued, as it enables Planning Officials to reach a balanced view when deciding upon planning applications. Every member of the community has the right to comment on any planning application, and the purpose of this guide is to assist how best you might make your views known.

Appeals and Reviews

The appeal process in Scotland has changed. Any decision made at officer level on an application classed as 'Local Development' can only be appealed to the Local Review Board. Any decision made by the Planning Committee should still be appealed to the Scottish Government. For more information, please view the Council's Appeals and Reviews page from the link below:

Weekly Lists

The Weekly Lists page has lists of weekly registered applications, as well as all undetermined applications, both of which are updated on a weekly basis. Details of any Proposal of Application Notices for major developments are also available. For more information on planning applications, not shown on the lists, please contact us.

Planning Enforcement

For information on Planning Enforcement select the link below:


As of February 2012, legislation came into place which allows for certain domestic extensions and alterations to take place without the need for planning permission. For a brief summary of the changes, please see the City Council's and Scottish Government's guidance notes:

For full details of the amended regulations, please see:

Members of the public with queries about the changes should contact Planning and Sustainable Development: