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Advice for planning authorities

We are currently updating all our guidance to bring it in line with National Planning Framework (NPF4). Guidance issued after 13 February has been updated. Whilst any guidance issued before this date will still contain relevant and useful information, you should be aware that some parts may be out of date. As a result, our planning consultation responses may not match the information set out in this guidance.

How and when to consult SEPA

In response to the recent cyber-attack, we have produced new guidance for planning authorities explaining how we will begin the process of recovery. We will rationalise the backlog as quickly and efficiently as possible, prioritising urgent cases, and identifying areas for more strategic engagement on transformational place making opportunities. Please read the new guidance below:

SEPA Triage Framework: Guidance for Planning Authorities.

Topic based guidance: