Scottish Borders Council

Planning applications

Help with planning applications

What needs planning permission

Find out if you need planning permission, and what the likelihood of obtaining planning permission is.

Making a planning application

Apply for planning permission online or by post, find out how your application will be processed and review the planning policy.

View a planning application

All planning applications [submitted since 2005] are available for viewing online.

Comment on a planning application online

You can have your say on planning applications which are in progress.

Planning decisions

Find out about a planning decision.

How do I appeal a planning decision?

If your planning application has been refused you can appeal the decision or ask for it to be reviewed.

Reporting unauthorised building works and breaches

Use our online form to report a possible planning breach, and view the enforcement register showing all known breaches.

Windfarm proposals and applications

View information on all windfarm proposals, applications and screening and scoping opinions in the Scottish Borders.


Scottish Borders Council

Council Headquarters Newtown St. Boswells Melrose TD6 0SA

Tel: 0300 100 1800


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