Planning appeals and the local review body

Request a review or make your appeal online on the website: website

The website also allows you to download the relevant forms if you prefer to apply by post.

Grounds for appeal or review

Only the applicant may request a review or appeal against the decision on a planning application.

Reasons for review or appeal may be:

  • against refusal of your application
  • against unreasonable conditions on your permission
  • because it has taken longer than the statutory period to make a decision.

An appeal can be made against a Planning Committee decision. The Scottish Government Reporter deals with appeals. The Reporter's decision is final.

A delegated decision made by a planning officer may be reviewed by the Local Review Body (LRB). This is an internal group made up of local councillors. The LRB decision is final.

Privacy and copyright

Our privacy statement details how we store and process your information.

We will not publish sensitive information such as personal addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, or personal medical information. For further information about this, please read our redaction policy (PDF).

Plans and drawings submitted with your application are subject to copyright.