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Planning and building standards

Appeal a planning decision

If you're unhappy with your planning decision, you have the right to appeal or ask for a local review.

The way you appeal depends on how the decision was made. Your decision notice will tell you how you should appeal.

How to make an appeal

You can appeal if the planning applications committee refuses your application or imposes conditions.

You ask for an appeal to Scottish Ministers. You have 3 months from the date of decision to make an appeal.

Find out more about making an appeal

How to ask for a local review

You can ask for a local review if planning officers refuse your application or impose conditions.

East Renfrewshire councillors make up the local review body. It meets in public and decides how to deal with reviews.

You have 3 months from the date of decision to ask for a review.

Ask for a review on ePlanning Scotland online

New information

You cannot usually submit new information or evidence as part of your appeal or review.

You must submit all important information with your planning application.


Phone: 0141 577 3001

Related information 

Planning application process


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