Development Management


The Council's Development Management service decides applications for planning permission, listed building consent, conservation area consent, advertisement consent and works to protected trees. It gives pre application advice on development proposals (by email).  It can take action where development is carried out without or not in accordance with permission.

It provides public information on applications which have been submitted, facilitates commenting on applications and provides general information on development management matters.

Planning Fee Update March 2022

Please see our Planning Fee Update for information on the increase in statutory planning application fees and the introduction of charging for some planning services from 1 April 2022. 

Planning Fee Update


In addition to accepting online payments for applications made through the online portals we are able to accept payments over the phone.  Please call 01382 433066.


All Planning staff are partly working remotely but are able to process planning applications as normal. Should you require a meeting with an officer please arrange this by email or phone prior to visiting the offices at Dundee House. 

If you have a current planning application please contact the case officer by email whenever possible.

General enquiries for planning matters can be directed to 

General enquiries for building standard (building warrants) matters can be directed to

Planning enforcement enquiries should be directed to

All officers can make outgoing calls, host and join conference calls and use other various virtual communication methods to ensure business continuity.

For further information regarding planning applications, please check the 'Making a Planning Application' page