A supportive planning environment

Major planning development decisions are made faster in North Ayrshire than anywhere in Scotland, at under 10 weeks per application. This is three times faster than Scottish average timescale for major applications. The multi-award-winning Planning Services team is consistently high performing.

Planning Services can provide free information and guidance before you make an application.

The role of planning

Planning Services assists with the ongoing regeneration of the North Ayrshire economy, preparing the Local Development Plan for North Ayrshire. This plan:

  • sets out land use in towns, countryside, the coast and islands
  • identifies sites for new development
  • safeguards the valuable natural heritage and landscapes from inappropriate activities

Planning Services makes decisions on hundreds of planning applications each year. This involves listening to community views as well as considering each application.

Find out more about Planning Services on the North Ayrshire Council website, contact eplanning@north-ayrshire.gov.uk or phone 01294 324319.