ePlanning.scot was launched in January 2016 and it replaces the ePlanning Scotland portal which had been in operation since 2009. The online service lets individuals, architects and agents submit and manage planning applications, notices of reviews, and appeals to planning authorities across Scotland. The revamped ePlanning.scot includes new mapping tools as well as additional forms and greater administration rights for each local authority.
Around 70 per cent of planning applications in Scotland are now made online, which is double the original estimate. Submitting a planning application electronically ensures that it is received instantly. It is also easier and cheaper to complete compared to traditional paper applications The Scottish Government state that the portal could save around £241 per application for applicants and agents, and £110 for per application for local planning authorities.