Making a Planning Application

Online applications can be submitted, or you can download and print forms from our eplanning website. Please ensure that you read the associated online guidance for your chosen application form before submitting the application.

Please note: Payments for online applications are now working however, when you click Accept, it takes about 2-3seconds for the Submit button to appear.

What Information is Required?

Effective validation is critical to the determination of planning applications and issuing other consents. It’s main purpose is to firstly ensure that applications meet specific legal requirements and that significant and clear drawings and supporting information are provided to allow the Local Planning Authority to make an informed and competent decision on all applications and consents. As the planning application, process involves consultation with internal and external consultees and neighbour notification with neighbouring properties applications need to be accompanied by information to enable comments to be made by all interested parties.

Submitting an application and then finding it is invalid can be very frustrating for all parties as it involves additional unnecessary resources and causes delays in the processing of applications.

The Council strongly supports successful and early validation of all applications. The Validation Standards document (PDF) is designed to assist all applicants to achieve an application being valid on the first submission. This will reduce the overall processing time and will assist with issuing a decision on the application sooner.

The Validation Standards Document (PDF) details the level of information needed to accompany each type of application to enable it to be validated together with the correct application form, ownership certificate, plans and fee (PDF).

Heads of Planning Scotland guidance note on the national standards for validation and determination of planning applications and other related consents is Scotland will assist you when you are preparing your application for submission. (Guidance Note PDF)  

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Development Management
Economic Growth & Development
The Moray Council
PO Box 6760, Elgin
IV30 9BX

0300 1234561

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