Since August 2009, the National Park Authority, as the Planning Authority, has had the responsibility of notifying neighbours about proposed development.
Neighbour notification will apply to applications for:
Notification of neighbours is not required for other applications, such as agricultural and forestry notifications, advertisement consent or listed building consent. Conservation Area consents for demolition require the applicant or agent to notify neighbours.
We are required to notify those with an interest in ‘neighbouring land’ about a planning application. ‘Neighbouring land’ is defined as: “An area or plot or land which, or part of which, is conterminous* with, or within 20 metres of the boundary of the land for which the development is proposed”.
* Conterminous means that the properties have a boundary in common.
We will send a single notice to the address of the property on the neighbouring land to the Owner, Lessee or Occupier. We will do this on validation of an application. We include the following details on the notice to neighbours:
Neighbours are given 21 days from the date of the notice to make comments.
All valid planning applications can be viewed online through the Park Authority’s planning website.
We prefer if contributions are made through our online comments facility. Comments will also be accepted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by letter.
Comments received that relate to planning matters will be included in the officer’s report.
The Authority can only consider comments about planning matters. These are called material considerations. Some examples are listed below; please note this list is not exhaustive:
Issues that are not planning matters, such as loss of view, property values, areas of civil disagreement (legal boundary lines or land ownership etc.) and structural problems cannot be taken into account when determining the application.
If you have made comments directly to the developer at the Pre-Application Consultation public event (as described in our Pre-Application Consultation Leaflet), then you must submit the comments again to us if we are to take them into account when processing the planning application.
Neighbour notification can only take place if there are ‘premises’ on the land. Where no property can be identified, a Public Notice will be published in a local newspaper within 14 days of the validation date. Costs for this advertisement will be recovered from the applicant before issuing a decision on the application.
Before submitting an application the applicant has the responsibility of notifying the land owner and any agricultural tenants if required. The forms required are available on the Scottish Government website.
Site Notices Site Notices will be posted for:
Press Adverts will also be published for:
Please contact our Planning Information Manager for further information on any of the above.
Telephone 01389 722024