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Planning Applications, Building Warrants and COVID-19

During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the Council is prioritising its essential services and our team have been trying to minimise the disruption to our standard operations.   All Planning and Building Standards staff are working remotely and are able to process planning and building warrant applications. 

Planning Team Service Update May 2020 (pdf document)


We are currently unable to receive or process paper applications. We apologise for this inconvenience and will ensure any applications received during this time are dealt with on our return to the office.  We therefore strongly recommend that all customers submit applications using the ePlanning Portal and eBuilding Standards Portal. This will give us the best chance of ensuring we can deliver our services to you. 

We are able to send out neighbour notification letters for planning applications.  We are currently able to send out neighbour notification letters for planning applications. However, there may be slight delays in doing so with certain applications. Where that is the case, proportionate additional time will be given to allow responses to be submitted.

If you have already submitted a planning application and you wish to submit further information required to validate your application, or post-validation drawings; or if you have already obtained a building warrant and you wish to apply for an amendment, extend the warrant or submit a completion certificate, these can also be done through the portal. 


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. 

Site Visits

We are not currently undertaking site visits unless it is considered critical for public health or wellbeing or for essential Council business.  This is likely to cause a delay to the assessment of some new applications until such times as the current travel restrictions are relaxed

Site Notices

The Scottish Government has now advised that the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 makes provision for the Council not to display site notices for applications for listed building consent or conservation area consent and for some planning applications. 

This provision applies to the displaying of a site notice to publicise applications for listed building consent or conservation area consent and for some planning applications.  To comply with the legislation we will instead publish these site notices on the Council’s website. From 01/05/20 we will commence the publication of site notices via the weekly list webpage.

This will be backdated to include applications that were submitted after the lockdown period commenced and for which neighbour notifications will have already been sent out.  In those instances it will have the effect of extending the consultation period on those applications. 

Planning Committee

The Planning Committee is currently suspended.  Planning applications that would normally be determined by the committee may be dealt with as matters of essential council business on a case by case basis. 

Representations to Planning Applications

Please submit all representations (either in objection or support) to applications via the online public access portal here: as we currently have reduced capacity to deal with paper representations.


If you have a current planning application or building warrant then please contact the case officer by email as phones are not currently being manned.  

Whilst we are currently unable to accommodate general enquiries by phone at this time, we are able to deal with all enquiries where contacted by email. 

General enquiries for planning matters can be directed to

General enquiries for building standard matters can be directed to

Planning enforcement enquiries should be directed to

Whilst we are unable to receive phone calls, 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 building warrant and planning applications, please check the 'Making a Planning Application' and 'Making a Building Warrant Application' webpages as well as the support page on the ePlanning Portal and eBuilding Standards Portal.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation at the current time. This webpage will continually be kept up-to-date, so please check back regularly.

The building standards team in Dundee is the verifier for the local area. Their function is to administer the building regulations to secure the health, safety, welfare and convenience of persons in or about buildings. When building work or a conversion takes place the completed building must meet the essential standards in order to satisfy the building regulations.

The team is also involved in a variety of public safety issues including dealing with dangerous buildings, sports grounds, licensed premises, houses in multiple occupation and safety of stages and other similar structures.