Planning – including reporting on unauthorised developments

Planning – including reporting on unauthorised developments

This article explains the role the Community Council plays in local planning.

Following discussion at the Community Council it was agreed on the 12th December that the Community Council would follow a framework in its approach to matters of planning within the Cove and Kilcreggan area and beyond.  Please click on the link below to read this.  The Community Council will keep this approach under review but it aims to increase transparency around decision making regarding planning applications (support / object / concerns raised).

C&K CC Agreed Outline Planning Management Framework

Local Planning Applications

You can find local planning applications on the Argyll and Bute website at this address.

To comment on planning applications you will need to register (free of charge) with Argyll and Bute’s online planning portal. It’s very easy to do and only takes a few seconds to create an account.

Once you’ve found the planning application you would like to view (via the online map or search function) you will find details of how to comment using the ‘comment’ function or via e mail. You can view other public comments and associated planning application documents in the ‘documents’ section within the application you’re viewing.

Should you wish the Community Council to know your views on a particular planning application please e mail us on

Argyll and Bute’s Local Development Plan

You can find our more about the latest Argyll and Bute Local Development Plan in the separate page on the drop down menu.

Reporting Unauthorised Developments

Advice from Argyll & Bute Council

A&B Council has full details of how we deal with unauthorised development on our website at Unauthorised Development | Argyll and Bute Council (

A&B Council have a number of ways that residents can notify the Council regarding breaches. These include:

Once the breach is then registered then you can use the reference number (as you have done so below) to contact us with any additional information. This can be submitted via .

A&B Council aims to acknowledged any notifications of a breach within 3 working days by letter or email. We then aim to inform the complainant of the result of the investigation within 25 working days. At that time, you would be advised of whether there is a breach, the level of priority attached to the case and the initial findings and how the Council propose to proceed if that is possible.  It is not always possible to anticipate the length of time required for resolution by negotiation or on a decision on whether to take action or not. Progress can be delayed for a number of reasons, for example, where evidence must be collected and verified from a number of sources over a period of time, where negotiations take place, or where formal procedures have to be used.