The CNPA Planning Service
The CNPA’s planning service helps get development in the right places in the National Park by promoting investment, by protecting and enhancing the natural and cultural heritage and by creating places that we can all value and enjoy.
Planning Service Charter
Our Planning Service Charter explains more about our planning service and the levels of service you can expect from us.
Planning Service Protocol
Our Planning Service Protocol sets out the voluntary agreement between the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) and the five Local Authorities (Aberdeenshire, Angus, Highland, Moray, Perth and Kinross) who all work together in the exercise of planning functions within and affecting, the Cairngorms National Park.
Planning Service Performance
We prepare a Planning Performance Framework Report that shows how we improve our service each year.
The CNPA Planning Committee meets every 4 weeks to determine planning applications which have been ‘called in’ or make decisions about the delivery of the CNPA’s planning service.
The CNPA and local authorities monitor the planning permissions they grant and have powers to enforce planning conditions if development does not comply with them and control development that takes place without the correct permission. The CNPA’s Planning Enforcement Register lists cases where enforcement notices have been served by the CNPA. Our Enforcement Charter sets out the standards for our enforcement service.
Planning Advice Scotland
PAS offers a free, impartial and confidential planning advice service, provided by our specialist volunteers, all of whom are chartered planners.
PAS helps individuals and community groups to get involved in the planning system in an impartial, open and inclusive way.
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You can contact our planning team based in our Grantown office on 01479 873535. They are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Alternatively you can email us at [email protected]