Planning Appeals On-line

The DPEA Division of the Scottish Government 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.

Contact DPEA:
Phone: 0300 244 6668


The guidance below provides information on different aspects of the planning process:
How to Appeal Guidance
Appeal Forms and Authority Response Forms
Guidance on Taking Part in Appeals and Other Cases
Local Development Plan Guidance
Reporters Guidance Notes
Other Case Work
Core Documents Library
Website Guidance
Challenging a DPEA Decision

Live and archived DPEA webcasts are available to view on our Webcasting Site.

Once a decision is made, documentation will remain on the website for 12 weeks, after which only the originating documents and decision notice will remain on the website. All other documents can be re-published for an agreed period of time if required. We then remove all case documentation after 10 years from the date of the decision, in compliance with the Scottish Government's archiving and retention policy. Copies of archived decision notices can be sought by consulting with the National Library.

PAD Decisions Branch processes a wide range of statutory planning and historic environment casework that Scottish Ministers have an interest in. The range of case types includes: notified applications, compulsory purchase orders and EIA screening directions.

Contact PAD:
Phone: 0131 244 7073

Our Privacy Notice is available on the Scottish Government Website.

  • Recent Decisions

    Provides details of decisions made within the last 28 days.

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  • New Cases

    Provides details of new cases submitted within the last 28 days.

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Latest News

  • 27September

    Multifactor Authentication

    Please note that multifactor authentication is now required to access the case portal. Guidance on setting it up for your account and managing it is available -