Looking to develop your property without the rigmarole of planning applications, potential planning objections and your application being presented and scrutinised at the planning committee.
The General Permitted Development (Scotland) Order 1997 (as amended) provides property owners and landowners some extremely interesting opportunities to develop buildings and land without having to formally apply for planning permission.
The legislation covering this area is extremely complex and there are a number of potential pitfalls which warrants taking professional advice. For examples in some cases, prior approval is required and, in other cases, it is prudent to obtain a certificate of lawful use (proposed).
Permitted development rights can also be utilised as part of a wider planning strategy to create a fallback position and maximise the development potential of buildings and land.