Planning processes further eased with new building warrant system

New digital platform will ease planning applications.
New digital platform will ease planning applications.

PLANNING DIGITAL SERVICES at Moray Council have been further extended to allow applicants to lodge building warrant requests and supporting documentation online.

The new service follows a similar expansion of the service that allowed planning applications to be lodged digitally from a few months ago.

Moray Council handle around 1200 building warrant requests each year – now, as part of the national rollout organised by the Scottish Government, these will be simplified.

Principal building standards officer, Willie Clark, said the online service would save applicants time and money: “Building warrant applications are very often accompanied by a large volume of supporting documentation such as plans and drawings.

“Submitting applications online will provide a more accessible service to our customers and will reduce copying costs and save on postage.”

The e-building standards portal, which went live this week, enables building warrant applications to be submitted electronically to local authorities, along with other relevant documentation.

Applicants will also be able to pay fees electronically.

The portal – which can be accessed at – is easy to navigate and has a similar look and feel to the online e-planning portal.