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Planning and Building Standards


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Comment or object to a Planning Application

  • Comment on and/or object to a Planning Application. 

Apply for Planning Permission

  • Apply online to submit a planning application.


Search our archive of all Planning and Building Standards Applications

  • Search all planning, building standards applications and find decisions.

Access all types of Planning Application forms

  • For customers who know what form they need and can not apply online.


See what Planning Applications have been submitted this week

  • Search our list of planning applications submitted this week.

View Building Standards Register online and download Building Standards forms

  • Application forms for building warrants, alterations, extensions and conversions.

...more Planning information.

Planning and Building Standards Help Desk

Opening Hours 8:30am - 5:00pm
Telephone 01224 523470

Or drop into Marischal College to speak to a Duty Planning/Building Standards Officer or the Application Support Team, available for general inquiries including viewing and dropping off plans.

Planning and Building Standards Performance

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Planning Aid for Scotland

PAS is an independent charity which aims to help people understand and engage with the planning system. It provides a free, impartial and professional advice service to help individuals and community groups.

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Building Standards

Building Standards

  • Information, advice and application forms for building warrants, alterations, extensions and conversions.

Historic Environment

  • Find details of our Conservation areas: areas of special architectural and historical interest.
Core Paths

Core Paths

  • Aberdeen's network of core paths will benefit people by providing a framework of routes for recreation and for travel.


Environmental Planning

  • Our natural environment consists of a variety of wildlife species and habitats. Access information about it here.
Outdoor Access

Outdoor Access

  • From award winning parks to riverside walks, a coastal path, forest trails and informal routes throughout the City.
Local Development Plan

Local Development Plan

  • The Local Development Plan identifies proposals for the development and use of land for a period of 10 years from adoption.
Transport Planning

Transport Planning

  • Information on travelling to and from Aberdeen, cycling and tips on reducing vehicle emissions.
City Centre Masterplan

City Centre Masterplan

  • Working with the community, agencies and local businesses, Aberdeen City Council with the support of BDP have devised a draft City Centre Masterplan.