Contact Planning and Building Standards

There are changes to this service please check our Coronavirus pages for the latest situation. 

  • We are moving to 2-weekly bin collections from Monday 6th April where your general waste and recycling will be collected at the same time - find out more details here
  • All civic amenity sites (recycling centres) are currently closed
  • All public toilets are currently closed
  • There are changes to the processing of planning and building standards applications
Contact us online or call 01546 605518

What to expect if you phone us.

We will:

  • Answer any general planning and building standards enquiries where possible
  • Pass calls to appropriate officers where requested, or pass on messages by email
  • Take payments for any planning or building standards related fees
  • Advise customers of the progress of a particular planning or building standards application
  • Deal with requests for copy documents, planning policy documents and/or CDs
  • Deal with requests for planning and building standards application forms
  • Where a customer is seeking an appointment ,advisors will pass on details of their requirements to the relevant officer to arrange a call back

Direct dial numbers to Planning and Regulatory Services employees will continue to operate as before.

The out of hours reporting arrangements for dangerous buildings is unaffected.

If you have a query about what you need to submit with a planning application, you should contact the Central Validation team at:

Office Addresses

Central Validation Team

centralvalidationteam@argyll-bute.gov.uk

1A Manse Brae, Lochgilphead, PA31 8RD

Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay

planning.maki@argyll-bute.gov.uk

1A Manse Brae, Lochgilphead, PA31 8RD

Oban, Lorn and the Isles

planning.olandi@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Municipal Buildings, Albany Street, Oban PA34 4AW

Bute and Cowal

planning.bandc@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Milton House, Milton Avenue, Dunoon PA23 7DU

Helensburgh and Lomond

planning.handl@argyll-bute.gov.uk

The Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre, 38 East Clyde Street, Helensburgh G84 7PG

For more information about our office buildings, please see our office locations document.