The National Park Authority has
planning powers to decide all planning and related applications within the
boundary of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. We also prepare and
adopt a Local Plan, to guide our planning decision-making. These pages provide everything you
need to know about planning in the National Park.
If you have a concern about
unauthorised land-use, building or engineering operations or how we monitor
conditions on planning permissions then our Enforcement & Development
Monitoring team can assist you.
If you wish to do works to trees that
are protected by a Tree Preservation Order
you will require consent.
We are happy
to answer questions about trees that are protected in the National Park and if
you are interested in the
Provisional Tree Preservation Order in respect of the tree known as “The
Bicycle Tree”, Dorothy’s Field, Brig O’Turk further details can be found here.
Our Forward Planning team prepare the National Park Local Plan
and supporting documents which guide planning
decisions, making sure that new development is of the highest quality, is
promoted in the right places and delivers the aspirations and aims of the
Our Planning & Access Committee
meet once a month to discuss and make decisions on planning applications and
planning policy issues. These are put forward as committee papers and are
presented by planning officers. All meetings are open to the public to attend.
The Planning Forum
enables us to
share views and experiences of the Planning Service and discuss ideas for its
The main aim of our Planning Service is to facilitate high quality,
sustainable and appropriate development in pursuance of the aims of the
National Park. Our customers are varied and it is important that anyone who
uses our service clearly understands what we do, the standards we aim to meet
and what they can do in the event we do not meet those standards. Our Planning
what levels of service can be expected from our different teams.
We also prepare a Planning Performance Framework Annual
Report which is a requirement of all planning authorities in Scotland and
ensures continuous improvement of our service.
if you have any feedback or would like to make a complaint about the planning service.