Below are some of our frequently asked questions. We’ll be adding to these over time. Please also refer to our online advice for help and guidance.
In our role as planning authority, we make decisions on all planning applications in the National Park. This is where someone formally submits a development proposal that under planning legislation requires approval. It can be anything from a house extension…
Applications are available for public inspection on our website portal. You can also see all recent applications in our Weekly list of planning applications.
You can pay the National Park directly via credit/debit card/Paypal or bank transfer.
You are required to pay a fee to the National Park Authority for most planning applications.
If your application is refused then you either have a right of appeal or review. Where decisions are made by the National Park Planning and Access Committee, appeals are made to the Scottish Government. Where decisions are made by a National Park…
In common with other planning authorities, we aim to deal with the local planning, listed building and advertisement applications within two months and major/national and EIA planning applications within four months.
If you would like to make small alterations or extensions to your property, planning permission isn’t always required. This is known as ‘permitted development rights’.