Planning permission

View planning applications

We have taken steps to allow us to continue to deliver our services for the duration of the COVID-19 situation. Read our full position. Staff will be working remotely, so capacity and access to our usual systems will be reduced. It may take longer to process planning applications, building warrants, RCC's, environmental advice and related aspects of the service. This also includes responses to customer queries, complaints and public comments during this period. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

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

Search for planning applications

Full guidance on how to Register and make a Comment on an application, can be found in our Guide to using Highland Council Public Access

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 When an application has been withdrawn no associated documents are visible.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

Request and pay for copies of planning documents - There is a charge for this service, for more details visit our planning and building standards fee page.

You can make a representation on an application, whether to object, to support or make a general comment, within 21 days of the date that the application was either, registered with the Council, when you were notified as a neighbour, or where it was advertised by us, whichever is the later. Find out more on how to submit a comment on our Comment on planning applications page

Technical Support

If you have any technical difficulties when using:

  • ePlanning (ePlanning.scot)
  • eBuilding Standards (eBuildingStandards.scot)
  • The Highland Council Public Access Site (http://wam.highland.gov.uk/wam/)

Please use this form to tell us about it (external link).

To help resolve the problem, please include:

  • 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
  • A description of what you were trying to do on our site when the issue occurred (essential)
  • Date and time the issue occurred (essential)