and monitoring functions are integral to the planning service which manages
land-use and built development in the National Park.
What We Do
Our Enforcement Officer investigates
possible breaches of planning control and seeks remedial action where necessary,
and our Monitoring Officer checks
that planning permissions are being complied with.
Planning permission is needed for most building works or other
operations including alterations to buildings and changes in the use of land. Listed Building Consent is needed for
any works (including internal) that affect the character of a listed building and Consent to Display an Advertisement is needed for many types of
If the appropriate permission or consent is
not obtained then there may be a breach of planning control or even an offence.
Enforcement is largely
complaint or inquiry driven but Monitoring is directed specifically at those
developments that have permission.
Owners and developers are responsible for complying with the approved
plans and planning conditions and must send in notices
to inform us when they intend to begin work and
when work is completed. This enables us
to monitor the development being undertaken in the National Park.
New Government Legislation
As of 1 April 2014 legislation called the High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013 has been enacted. It allows householders to apply to their local authority for a high hedge notice where they:
i) believe the enjoyment of their property is being adversely
affected by a neighbour’s hedge by reason of it forming a barrier to light; and
ii) have tried to resolve the problem with their
Government guidance on the pre-application requirements and a
generic application form can be found at www.eplanning.scotland.gov.uk
Any application made must be to
the local authority and not to the National Park Authority, including for high hedges lying within
the National Park. Your local authority will have more
information, please follow the links below to the local authority websites.Stirling Council
Perth & Kinross Council
Argyll & Bute Council
West Dunbartonshire Council
Frequently Asked Questions
All enquiries relating to enforcement or the monitoring of
approved development should be addressed to:
Sue Laverge, Enforcement Officer or Ed Swales, Monitoring Officer,
Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority, Planning Services,
Carrochan, Carrochan Road, Balloch, G83 8EG.
Alternatively, you can contact our Planning Information
Officer on 01389 722024 and ask to speak to our Enforcement team. Or email
We are committed to providing an excellent
service to our customers and our Enforcement Charter
details of our enforcement service standards.