Planning permission

View planning applications

Highland Council Public Access is an online tool that lets you find and comment on planning applications in Highland. It provides up-to-date access to our planning database and all information entered onto the system is immediately available with some necessary restrictions. You must only use your own details and express your own views when submitting comments on a planning application. Do not include personal information about another third party (including family members) unless you have told the individual concerned and they consent to it being supplied. If you falsely represent yourself as someone who you aren't, you could be charged with a criminal offense.

Everyone can use the site to view and search for planning applications, but to make a comment, save searches and track applications, you must Register your details.

Search for planning applications

Find out more on how to submit a comment on our Comment on planning applications page. If you are unfamiliar with the planning system you may consider visiting our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) webpage for more details on the process and commonly asked questions. A list of the different types of planning permission is available from our Guide to types of planning permission page.

Highland Council Public Access provides a variety of methods to allow you to find the information you are looking for:

  • Basic search - search for applications, appeals or enforcements according to some entered text. Associated documents are available from the documents tab. When an application has been withdrawn no associated documents are visible.
  • Advanced search - search according to a wide combination of factors
  • Map search - search using an interactive map tool
  • Property search - search for a particular property to which applications may apply

We also publish the following weekly lists of planning applications:

Historic weekly lists of planning applications and delegated decisions

Search planning applications either validated or decided in a given time period

Technical Support

If you have any technical difficulties when using:

  • ePlanning (
  • eBuilding Standards (
  • The Highland Council Public Access Site (

Use our eDevelopment site issues form to report these

To help resolve the problem, please include:

  • A description of what you were trying to do on our site when the issue occurred (essential)
  • Date and time the issue occurred (essential)
  • Screenshots of the issue (desirable) - Paste into a word document and attach to the online complaints form as they help us to resolve issues more quickly