Planning and Building Update
Find out more about the changes to the Planning and Buildings Standards Service.
Development Management Service update
Please note that due to a combination of an increase in applications / workload and staff absences / vacancies, the Council's Development Management is presently facing considerable work pressures. Accordingly, decision and response timescales may be longer than we would like them to be. Your understanding and patience is appreciated.
For further background, please see the reports to the Economy and Resources Committee setting out the independent review of the service, the resultant Action Plan to address the 17 recommendations made and the additional resourcing required. The Committee agreed to all of the recommendations and these are in the process of being implemented.
- Agenda for Economy and Resources Committee on Thursday 17 March 2022
- Agenda for Economy and Resources Committee on Thursday 1 September 2022
- Agenda for Economy and Resources Committee on Tuesday 15 November 2022
Kirkbank and Ashwood House
The Planning and Building Standards reception (Kirkbank in Dumfries and Ashwood House in Stranraer) are now closed until further notice to visiting members of the public. Please contact the team via email only using email@example.com for planning queries or firstname.lastname@example.org for Building Standards queries.
New Planning and Building Warrant applications
Payments by Cheque, Telephone or BACS will no longer be accepted.
There is a flat rate of £30 fee for any planning applications which require to be advertised in a local newspaper.
We will only be accepting new planning and building warrants or amended drawings via the Scottish Government's eDevelopment portal.
Representations to planning applications
There are currently no duty officers available. We will respond to electronic queries submitted to email@example.com for Planning queries or firstname.lastname@example.org for Building Standards queries.