The Local Review Body and Planning Appeals
Review or appeal?
Depending on the circumstances of your application you have the right to request either a review of the decision by the Council's Local Review Body or to make an appeal against the decision to the Scottish Ministers.
If your application was determined by a planning officer through delegated powers then the decision will be reviewed by the Local Review Body. The Local Review Body is an internal Council body comprising a group of local councillors which meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except during the summer recess).
If an application has been determined by Planning Committee the appeal against the decision is dealt with by the Scottish Government through the Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals. Generally these cases will be delegated to a reporter who will make the final decision on the appeal.
Grounds for review or appeal may be:
- Your application has been refused
- A condition has been placed upon the consent that you believe to be unreasonable
- It has taken longer than the statutory period to determine your application
Only the applicant may request a review or appeal against the decision of a planning application.
You can request a review or make your appeal online via the ePlanning Scotland website. Alternatively you can download the forms and guidance from the site and make your submission by post
The council keeps registers of planning appeals and notices of reviews. These registers are updated regularly and are available for download.
Duty Planning Officer
The Duty Planning Officer provides planning information and general planning advice during office hours.
Mon to Thurs 0900 - 1700,
8 Lothian Road
0131 271 3302 (tel)
0131 271 3537 (fax)