When Is Planning Permission Required? If you are unsure whether you require permission, please refer to Do I Need Planning Permission, on this website. Before You Apply Our website contains lots of planning information and we encourage you to look at this before you submit a planning application. The Dundee Local Development Plan 2019 contains planning policies against which a planning application will be assessed. The Householder Development – Advice and Best Practice supplementary guidance is particularly helpful if you are considering extending or altering a house. The National Planning Framework 4 contains national planning policies against which a planning application will be assessed. We would also recommend that you think about who might be affected by what you want to do and talk to them about your plans. Other planning information – Dundee Local Development Plan 2019 (PDF) Householder Development - Advice and Best Practice Supplementary Guidance (PDF) Developer Contributions Supplementary Guidance (PDF) Air Quality and Land Use Planning Supplementary Guidance (PDF) Replacement Windows and Doors Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Surface Water and Drainage Planning Guidance; and Technical Guidance Roads Standards Document Pre-Application Advice We have a pre-application advice service. Use this service only if you know you need planning permission and you want to find out whether it is likely to be supported. Do not use this service to find out whether or not you need planning permission for your development. For advice on that, please visit our webpage: Do I Need Planning Permission General enquiries may be dealt with by contacting the Duty Planning Officer: available by using our online ‘contact us’ form or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Getting advice before your application is made will mean you: Can understand how our planning policies and specialist areas of advice such as design, conservation, highway safety, and trees will be applied to your development before you spend too much time and money on what you want to do Can identify potential problems early on and find solutions Get advice about how to improve your proposal Can avoid making an application, in some instances, where there is no likelihood of getting planning permission. Before you use the pre-application advice service Our website contains lots of planning information and we encourage you to look at this before you consider using the pre-application advice service as you may find that you do not need any formal advice from us. How to request pre-application advice This is a chargeable service and the requisite fee must be paid in advance. All pre-application enquiries must be submitted through the website via the link below. A meeting, if required in addition to a written response, will be offered at the sole discretion and decision of Dundee City Council. When asking for our advice the more information you give us about what you want to do, the more valuable and precise our advice will be. You can upload documents via the request webpage. We will always need the following information to provide you advice: A clear address for the site. A brief description of what you want to do, for example a “single storey rear extension”. A location plan or map with your site clearly outlined. Plans of what you want to do, drawn to a metric scale. Where relevant these should include elevations and floor plans. A fee for providing you with written advice. To get the best out of the service you can also send us: A scaled plan showing where your proposal would be on the site. A statement containing more details of your proposal. Photographs showing the key features of the site with the directions shown on the plan above. Note: that pre-application advice requests and the advice we provide may be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 or Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004. If you want your request to be confidential please tell us in writing, providing the reasons, at the time of your request. We will not respond at the time of your request but will take it into account when deciding whether to release information. What we will provide This service will provide you with the following: A single written response produced within 21 working days for householder advice and 25 working days for all other requests. Any further requests will incur an additional charge. An indication of whether the detail of your proposal is likely to be contrary to the policies of the Development Plan. Identification of possible constraints – for example, Conservation Area or Tree Preservation Order. Advice on design if relevant and necessary. Details of matters raised by internal consultees (other teams within Dundee City Council), and if not possible, contact details for the relevant officer(s). Identification of other organisations that will be asked to comment on your application. Details of the information you need to submit with your application. Details of the likely level of developer contributions. What will not be provided? This service will not provide you with: Advice, guidance or consultation responses from external consultees (e.g. Historic Environment Scotland, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Natural Heritage, Transport Scotland). Advice on alternative uses of land or buildings (e.g. responding to questions such as “what can I develop on this site?”) Confirmation that a planning application will or will not be approved. If you are unsure whether you require planning permission, please refer to Do I Need Planning Permission. Fees Payment is made online via the website. Your enquiry will not be processed until payment has been received. Application Level Householder Local (Non-Householder) Major Brownfield LandWritten Pre-application Response £50 ex.VAT ½ planning application fee.Max £750 ex. VAT ½ planning application fee. Max £1500 ex. VAT Greenfield LandWritten Pre-application Response £50 ex.VAT ½ planning application fee.Max £1250 ex. VAT ½ planning application fee. Max £1500 ex. VAT (a compliant use on an allocated LDP site) Max £2000 ex. VAT (non-compliant use or non-allocated site) Exemptions - the fee will be waived in the following circumstances: Proposals solely for Use Classes 4 (Business), 5 (General Industry) and 6 (Storage and Distribution) on land which is allocated as being within an Economic Development Area as defined by the Dundee Local Development Plan 201 9. Proposals solely within the City Centre as defined by the Dundee Local Development Plan 201 9. Enquiries submitted by Community Councils/Neighbourhood Representative Structures or a registered charity. Enquiries relating to works solely to improve access, safety, health or comfort of a disabled person in their home. Information on fees for all types of application are available at the eplanning.scot fee calculator Definitions: Householder: These are defined as those within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse which require an application for planning permission and are not a change of use. Local (Non-Householder) and Major: These developments are those defined in The Town and Country Planning (Hierarchy of Development) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 Brownfield Sites: Sites that have previously been developed or used for some purpose that has ceased. They may encompass re-use of existing buildings by conversion; demolition and new build; clearance of vacant or derelict land and new build; infill and various other forms of intensification. They exclude private and public gardens; sports and recreation grounds, woodlands and amenity open space, other than open space that has been temporarily created on housing demolition sites in anticipation of development. Greenfield Sites: Sites which have never been previously developed or used for an urban use, or are on land that has been brought into active or beneficial use for agriculture or forestry i.e. fully restored derelict land, but excluding open space that has been temporarily created on housing demolition sites in anticipation of development. LDP Compliant or Allocated Sites: Sites where the proposed use or development is in compliance with the designations or allocations in the Dundee Local Development Plan 2019 and Proposals Map i.e. in Appendix 3 allocated housing site, Economic Development Areas, Commercial Centres, District Centre. Make a Pre-Application Request Make A Planning Application Apply Online Applications can be submitted using the EPlanning Scotland Website. The site is free to use and is managed by the Scottish Government in partnership with all Scottish Planning Authorities. Applications related to High Hedges notices. Apply online or by Email If you wish to download application forms, the relevant forms can be downloaded at Scottish E-Planning Website These forms can then be submitted along with relevant plans and documentation to: email@example.com Please Note that paper based applications will incur a very significant delay at this time - we strongly recommend using the Scottish E-planning website What Happens Next On receipt, every application is checked thoroughly to make sure that all legal requirements have been met. Additional information may be requested before an application can be formally validated and any further essential information which can be identified at this time. Your application will be formally acknowledged at this time. The City Council is able to make decisions within eight weeks on around 80% of all the householder-type applications it receives. Please contact the assigned case officer for specific queries in relation to your application. Fees Information on fees for all types of application are available at the eplanning.scot fee calculator Further Guidance For further guidance on completing your application you may find it useful to view the Scottish Governments E-Planning Website which contains guidance on how to complete the forms. Scottish E-Planning Guidance. Please select the relevant category from the drop down menu. If you are unsure whether you require permission, please refer to Do I Need Planning Permission. on this website Contact Details : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org City Development Department50 North Lindsay StreetDundee DD1 1LS Request to vary a planning permission After planning permission has been granted applicants may require to make small changes to the approved details and drawings. If the changes you propose do not significantly change the development proposal that was originally granted planning permission, we may be able to treat the change as a non-material variation (NMV) rather than requiring you to submit a further planning application. There is a charge for this service of £200 per request. Each request can include several changes. Payment is made online via the website. Your enquiry will not be processed until payment has been received. Submit a request to vary a planning permission Request to discharge planning conditions Many planning permissions contain suspensive planning conditions that require further information to be discharged (approved) before any work commences on site and any other conditions that have discharge requirements i.e. prior to occupation or within a specific timescale. You can submit a request for written confirmation of compliance with those planning conditions so that your development can begin. You will be required to detail how you intend to meet the conditions (e.g. the materials you will use) or provide supporting information to demonstrate compliance (e.g. a tree protection plan). This will allow us to approve those details and give you written confirmation of compliance with the relevant conditions (this is also known as ‘discharging conditions’). A single application can cover any number of conditions from the permission. There is a charge for this service of £100 per request. Each request can include several conditions. Note: This service relates to the discharge of planning conditions only. A planning application is required if you want to remove or vary conditions i.e. if you believe the conditions are no longer applicable or would be more effective in a modified state. Payment is made online via the website. Your enquiry will not be processed until payment has been received. Submit a request for written confirmation of compliance with planning conditions Other Useful Information PAS offers a free, impartial and confidential planning advice service, provided by specialist volunteers, all of whom are chartered planners. Please view access advice here. PAS helps individuals and community groups to get involved in the planning system in an impartial, open and inclusive way.