Angus Council has adopted the Angus Local Development Plan as its land use planning framework which supports business and economic growth by identifying land for employment related development. It sets out policies that support new business proposals and provides guidance on the most appropriate locations for those developments.

Planning permission and building warrant approval is likely to be required before you build something new, make a major change to a building, or change the use of a building or land. Angus Council's Planning and Building service offers free advice on the need for a building warrant or planning permission and also on the likelihood of obtaining planning permission for a specific proposal.

• What needs planning permission and how to apply;

Pre-application advice;

• What needs a building warrant and how to apply;

You can view, comment or follow the progress of a planning application in Angus online.

You can also find more information about the planning process in Scotland and apply for planning permission using the Scottish Government's online planning portal.