Permitted development rights allow some development work to be undertaken without the need for planning permission and apply to both householder and non-householder development.
Permitted development legislation for householder development (which includes permitted development rights for minor development such as house extensions and external alterations) is enacted by the Scottish Government. More information on householder permitted development including the legislation and flowchart guides is contained on the Scottish Government website.
Non-householder permitted development legislation covers a large range of development types and classes, and includes some changes of use and minor external alterations/extensions. Advice and guidance on permitted development should be sought from either a professional consultant/agent or via the Planning Department through the submission of an application for a Certificate of Lawfulness (see below).
For further information please contact the Department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important to note that if you require written confirmation that planning permission is not required you will need to submit an application for a Certificate of Lawful Use or Development.
Certificate of Lawfulness