Planning Permission Interactive Questionnaire

Introduction - General Information

Note: This questionnaire is based on national legislation and is therefore not exclusive to Dundee. The questions are applicable to anywhere in Scotland (One exception is the question on "Article 4 Directions" explained further into this questionnaire. This part only applies to Dundee City Council's administrative area. If your property is located outwith Dundee, please contact your local authority to find out if any such restrictions apply to your proposal).

This questionnaire does not provide a definitive answer to a query. It is still advised that you contact the planning department or seek other professional advice you think will be beneficial.

Permitted Development is the generic term given to aspects of development which can be carried out without planning permission. The legislation setting out these circumstances is the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992. This questionnaire attempts to explain this legislation and give a firm indication whether permission is required. It relates mainly to that part of the legislation covering development of an existing dwellinghouse or within the curtilage of an existing dwellinghouse. Some sections cover other areas of development e.g. flats and satellite dishes, erection of fences, painting of buildings etc. (Note: In a few cases Permitted Development Rights can be withdrawn by Planning Authorities. Please check with your local authority to see if such circumstances apply to your property).

Other Council permissions such as Building Warrants; Feu Superior's Consent, in the case of development concerning a current or former council house; Vehicular Access Consent, concerning the development of a vehicular access across an adopted footway(pavement); or Listed Building Consent, concerning development of a listed building, may still be required.

Guide to the Interactive Questionnaire

On the front page first select the type of development that your enquiry relates to. Each option is accompanied by an explanation as to the development covered in that section. You will then be informed of the implications of developing in a conservation area, which in many cases will have alternative implications. Navigate through this page to the main part of the questionnaire.

Simply answer yes or no to the questions asked, until you are informed of the need or otherwise of planning permission. The questions you have answered will be displayed on the screen. If you wish to amend any answers navigate via the "last question" button to the required question.

Although the questions are designed to be "user friendly", for accuracy, certain terms require inclusion. If questions are difficult to understand there are three areas which will assist your enquiry.

Hyperlinks on particular terms - Double clicking on a highlighted term will provide a definition for that term. Usually this will relate to a specific planning term. (e.g. Conservation Areas).

Definitions Page Button - Clicking this button provides a list of all definitions used in alphabetical order.

Visual Guide Button - Clicking this button provides a visual example of a physical situation, relating to the question being asked at that time.

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