Planning Permission

The planning system is used to make decisions about future development and the use of land in our towns, cities and countryside. It decides where development should happen, where is should not and how development affects its surroundings.

You need planning permission for many new developments. It is always better to check whether you need planning permission before you proceed with a development.

For further guidance on whether permission is required consult the East Lothian Planning Service, visit A Guide to the Planning System in Scotland or research via an online guide.

The Musselburgh Conservation Society Committee regularly reviews local planning applications. It may chose to support, comment or object to developments based on an appraisal of whether what is proposed enhances or detracts from Musselburgh’s special character.

If you are concerned about a proposed development in your area you can contact the Council here.

You can search and view planning applications to East Lothian Council here.