Submit a Planning Application

We are aware of 'time-out' issues that may occur when making payments for applications through the eDevelopment online portals (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) when using a Google Chrome browser. You may wish to use an alternative browser when making payment until this issue has been resolved by Scottish Government.  If you experience this issue please contact Scottish Government at and they can advise what to do next to get your application submitted.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  

Payment can be made directly to the Comhairle by paying online or by telephone to Customer Services: 01851 600502.


Comhairle nan Eilean Siar encourages online submission of planning applications via the Scottish Government ePlanning Portal. Guidance is available in the ePlanning User Guide (Opens in a new window or downloads a file).

Alternatively, paper application forms can also be downloaded from the ePlanning Portal (Opens in a new window or downloads a file).

If you require advice as to whether or not consent is required, help with the completion of the form, plans, or information to be submitted with the form, please see the Planning Application Guidance page

Other planning related requirements are detailed here also. Alternatively, please Contact the Planning Service.

Please submit your completed paper application to Development Management at:

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Council Offices
Sandwick Road
Isle of Lewis


Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Council Offices
Isle of Benbecula