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?

The level of information required will vary and depend on the size and complexity of the proposal.

If your application falls within the definition of a 'National or 'Major' development, statutory pre-application consultation will be required to be carried out before submitting an application. Find out more major pre-application advice which is a chargeable service.

National and Major applications need to be accompanied by a Design and Access Statement. A Design Statement will be require to accompany an application where the land the application relates is within:

  • a Conservation Area
  • a historic garden or design landscape
  • a National Scenic Area
  • the site of a scheduled monument
  • the curtilage of a category A-listed building

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)  The guidance note 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) .

Contact Us

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

0300 1234561

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