Planning Appeals On-line

The Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) plays an important role in the Planning Appeals system in Scotland. The DPEA is responsible for the administration of over 20 different types of casework.



For most cases, we publish all the case documents to the website allowing you to see all the information that the reporter takes into account in considering a case. There may be reasons why documents are not available on-line. If you require copies of documents that are not on-line, please call 01324 696400 or e-mail dpea@scotland.gsi.gov.uk and we will try to make them available to you. Once a decision is made, all the documentation will remain on the website for a further 12 weeks, after which only the originating documents and decision notice will remain on the website. After 10 years, from the date of the decision, we remove all case documentation in compliance with the Scottish Governments archiving and retention policy. However, if you wish to receive a copy of a decision notice you can obtain this from the National Library of Scotland.



In order to comply with the Data Protection Act (DPA) we remove all signatures, personal telephone numbers, and personal e-mail addresses from documents that we publish. The main Scottish Government web site provides further information on our publication, policy.



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Latest News

  • 12November

    Public Holiday - December 1st

    Please note the DPEA office will be closed on the 1st of December for our St Andrew's Day holiday....

  • 24March

    DPEA Registration

    As part of our ongoing website upgrade, you can now register to use our external case management system. To register click on the "Register" button on the right hand side at the top of the homepage. Here you will be asked to fill in some registration details. Once these details are submitted you will get an e-mail containing a link to the external site, click on this. You will be asked to enter your username(this is the e-mail address you used to register) and a password(the password you cre...

  • 24March

    DPEA System and Website Guidance

    The guidance on the DPEA External Case Management System and DPEA Public Website is now available on the Scottish Governement Website through the following link: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/planning/Appeals/searchforanappeal/userguide ...

  • 06March

    DPEA Correspondence

    We have received a few notifications from people who have noticed that emails from the DPEA occasionally go straight into their junk mail folders. If you are in correspondence or expecting an email which has not arrived as expect, please check that it has not gone into your junk mail folder....

  • 31January

    URL's and Bookmarking

    There are two new features on our websites. The first feature is the ability to send case and document URL's, where you see a URL you can highlight, copy and paste these to send the link. The second feature is to bookmark cases and documents. Where you see the word "Bookmark", click on this to save the case or document into your browsers favourites....