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Planning Applications

Development Management is the process by which planning and other applications submitted to the National Park Authority are determined.
 
The National Park Local Plan and associated government planning policy and advice provide the main strategic guidance for decision-making. Also taken into consideration are the particular planning issues of the proposals and its site.
 
When making planning decisions, we must consider our status as an internationally recognised protected area and take account of the four aims of the National Park collectively. Where there is conflict between the first aim and one or more of the other aims, we must give greater weight to the first aim – to conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the area.
 
The following pages will assist you whether you want to view applications online, as a neighbour or interested party, or you want to submit an application. Planning Fees are set by the Scottish Government.
 
We encourage all those who are submitting an application to contact us early with their enquiry; this is known as Pre Application Advice and is a free service.
 
If your application is refused then you either have a right of Appeal or Review.
 
Our statutory Planning Lists provide information about applications submitted, pending and decided and is supplementary to our new ePlanning service, which allows you to view applications online.

Notable large scale planning applications we have recently dealt with include Cononish Gold Mine and the Ben Arthur Hotel Resort at the former Torpedo Test Site at Loch Long, near Arrochar.

We have a suite of downloadable advice leaflets on all of the above topics which go into more detail on planning processes, householder advice, and guides to the information required for detailed applications.