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The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2008

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Notification by the planning authority

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18.  (1)  Subject to regulation 19, a planning authority must give notice in accordance with this regulation that–

(a)an application for planning permission; or

(b)an application for consent, agreement or approval required by a condition imposed on a grant of planning permission in principle,

has been made.

(2) Notice under paragraph (1) is to be given–

(a)where there are premises situated on the neighbouring land to which the notice can be sent to the owner, lessee or occupier of such premises, by sending a notice addressed to “the Owner, Lessee or Occupier” to such premises; and

(b)where there are no such premises, by publication of a notice under regulation 20.

(3) The notice to be given in accordance with paragraph (2)(a) must–

(a)state the date on which the notice is sent;

(b)state the name of the applicant and, where an agent is acting on behalf of the applicant, the name and address of such agent;

(c)include the reference number given to the application by the planning authority;

(d)include a description of the development to which the application relates;

(e)include the postal address of the land to which the development relates, or if the land in question has no postal address, a description of the location of the land;

(f)state how the application, plans or drawings relating to it and other documents submitted in connection with it may be inspected;

(g)state that representations may be made to the planning authority and include information as to how any representations may be made and by which date they must be made (being a date not earlier than 21 days after the date on which the notice is sent);

(h)be accompanied by a plan showing the situation of the land to which the application relates in relation to neighbouring land;

(i)include a statement as to how information explaining the manner in which applications for planning permission are handled and the procedures which are followed in relation to such applications can be obtained; and

(j)where the development to which the application belongs is a class of development prescribed for the purposes of section 35A(1) of the Act, include a statement that notwithstanding that comments may have been made to the applicant prior to the application being made, persons wishing to make representations in respect of the application should do so to the planning authority in the manner indicated in the notice.

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