Cairngorms National Park

View to Braemar

E-Planning goes live in the Park

23rd October 2006

Anyone with an interest in planning and development control in the Cairngorms National Park can now access planning information online. Planning applications are available to view on the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) website in the Planning section.

As part of the Scottish Executive’s efficient government drive, all local authorities and national park authorities in Scotland have to introduce e-planning facilities.

Planning officers’ reports and minutes of the CNPA’s planning committee meetings have always been available online but this new system allows people to access much more detailed information about planning applications and track their progress.

Don McKee, the CNPA’s Head of Planning and Development Control said: “We have always taken a very open approach at the Park Authority with planning reports available online, and all our planning committee meetings are open to the public.

“However, the introduction of e-planning means that people will have far greater access to information on planning applications that affect them or their communities. I think it will also help to make planning easier to understand.”