Local Plans & Strategies

Moray Development Plan

The Moray Local Development Plan 2015 sets out detailed policies and proposals to guide development.  You should use the Local  Development Plan when you want to make a planning application or comment on a planning application.  The Plan can be found at our Planning and Development pages along with Supplementary Planning Guidance and related Corporate Strategies (Planning and Development pages.)

Non statutory Planning Guidance

Replacement Windows and Doors Guidance

Read our recently approved planning guidance if you are wanting to replace windows and doors and your property is either a Listed building or in located in a Conservation Area.  

Read our Replacement Windows and Doors Guidance (PDF).

Advisory Note for Planning Applicants on Flood Risk and Drainage

Read our guidance note on Flood Risk and Drainage (PDF) which has been prepared to assist you with preparing supporting information to be submitted as part of your planning application and to address issues on both flooding and drainage.

Advice Notes

Small and Medium Business Advice Note

Small and Medium businesses need support from Development Management to help with their proposal before submitting a planning application.  This guide helps steer you through the planning process and gives advice as to when planning permission is likely to be required for a proposal.

Read our Small and Medium Business Guide (PDF).


Moray Enterprise Area Forres Park

Forres Enterprise Park is an established Enterprise Area and is covered by a specific protocol which will be used to determine development proposals within the Enterprise Area. Read our protocol which aims to prioritise development proposals and make the process streamlined.

Read our Protocol for Determining Development Proposals in the Forres (Moray) Life Sciences Area (PDF).

Service Charter

Development Management have a Service Charter which sets out standards of service that you can expect us to deliver.  Development Management plays an important role in delivering sustainable economic growth.  Our aim is to deliver an excellent service and be one of Scotland’s top planning authorities.  Read our Service Charter

Contact Us

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

0300 1234561


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