From 1st April 2018, Fife’s Development Management team will be introducing a number of changes. We are encouraging all customers to use our online services. By using this method for both the submission and payment of applications it speeds up the process as well as removing any delays as we try to match payments with applications. More details on these changes are available under Planning Costs and How to Pay > Development Management Changes - from April 2018 (Publication)
Our pages are designed to help you through the planning application process.
To find out if you need planning permission we recommend that you read the information on our pages Do I Need Planning Permission. This provides details of the type of work that is permitted. Extra advice is available on the Scottish Government pages
You can carry out some development without the need for planning permission. For example, you may be able to build extensions, porches, sheds, garages, decking, fences and access ramps. There will still be certain restrictions relating to conservation areas and listed buildings. Even if planning permission is not required, there may be a need for a Building Warrant.
PAS offers a free, impartial and confidential planning advice service, provided by our specialist volunteers, all of whom are chartered planners. Please click here to access advice.
PAS helps individuals and community groups to get involved in the planning system in an impartial, open and inclusive way.