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Planning and Building Standards

Planning and Building Standards

Planning and development is divided into 3 teams: Building Standards, Planning Applications and Local Development Plan.

The planning system is used to plan the future pattern of development and use of land across Scotland. It is about where development should happen, where it should not and how it interacts with its surroundings. This requires a balance of both promoting and facilitating development whilst at the same time protecting and enhancing the natural and built environment.

Planning is about encouraging public and developer participation in the future planning of the area and promoting sustainable development.

Building Standards

Responsible for the administration and enforcement of statutory functions governing building regulations and dangerous buildings or structures (including vacant properties).

Planning (permission) applications

The team process planning applications (and other related applications and appeals) made to the council and enforce planning controls.

Local Development Plan

The Development Plan Team prepare the Local Development Plan which sets out the council's strategy and policies for the future development of the area through the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Strategic Development Plan (2012) and East Renfrewshire Local Plan (2015).

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