Planning Appeals On-line

DPEA are pleased to announce that they have now integrated their case management system with Planning and Architecture Division (PAD). 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. 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.


There may be reasons why particular documents are not available on-line. If you require copies of documents that are not on-line, please call DPEA 0300 244 6668 or e-mail dpea@gov.scot and PAD 0131 244 7073 or email planning.decisions@gov.scot we will try to make them available to you.


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. 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 of Scotland.


The Scottish Government will process your personal data in accordance with the GDPR . We will only use the information for the purposes of dealing with and considering the appeal, application or other casework and only publish the information for as long as reasonably necessary. For completed appeals, applications and other casework this is usually for a period of 12 weeks after the date of the final decision.


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