What is eDevelopment.scot?


A Scotland-wide service managed by the Scottish Government, in partnership with Scotland's local and planning authorities.

This service allows people to submit planning and building application forms online through two portals: ePlanning and eBuildingStandards. You can go to these portals by clicking on the corresponding logos in the menu column on the left hand side of this page.

Should I use the ePlanning or eBuildingStandards portal? 


While the two portals look and behave similarly, they are used for making different types of submissions. Often users will need to use both portals for their developments (e.g. to obtain both planning permission and a building warrant).

The ePlanning portal can be used to apply online for:

  • Planning Permission,
  • Householder application,
  • Listed building consent,
  • Conservation area consent, 
  • Advertisement consent,
  • Tree works, 
  • Prior notification, 
  • Certificates of lawfulness, 
  • Notice of review, 
  • Certain appeals, and
  • To submit other related forms.

The eBuildingStandards portal can be used to apply online for:

  • Building Warrants,
  • Amendments to a Building Warrant,
  • Temporary occupation or use,
  • Notice regarding start of work,
  • Notice of work stages complete,
  • Completion certificate, and
  • To submit other related forms.






How do I start my application?


Go to the relevant portal - First you'll need to log in. To get started on your application you will need to either click on the blue ePlanning logo or the red eBuildingStandards logo underneath the green tabs on the left-hand menu on this screen.

Create a Proposal - the first step in the process is to create a Proposal; this process  is the same in both portals. You can go to the 'My Proposals' page and click on 'New Proposal' (located right above the Active and Deleted tabs). This will involve:

  • Selecting your site address by postcode, address, easting and northing, or map, and
  • Giving your proposal a name and brief description.

Select an application form - at the end of this process, you will be able to add the application, review, or appeal form that you want to complete.

Completing your application form - you'll then be able to complete the form and submit it, along with any supporting documents that you upload, to your authority.

Where can I get help if I need it?


Assistance is available throughout the site:

  • Help in completing application forms is available throught the site by clicking on the Help icon: 
  • User Guides are available at the top of the eDevelopment, ePlanning, and eBuildingStandards home pages.
  • The Support tab in the top right-hand corner of the website contains easy-to-follow guidance for common issues, and contact details for your Local Authority and our Support Desk if you need further assistance.