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Defibrillator Planning Permission Information

Following a query raised at the MFCHA February meeting, Anita Milne has sought advice regarding the need for planning permission to fix a Defibrillator on an outside wall.

This advice, kindly provided by Jim Grant, Head of Development Services and Environment Services, Moray Council jim.grant@moray.gov.uk is given below.

“I can’t give you a fact sheet as to when fixing a defibrillator to a wall and will not need planning permission, as all of them need planning permission. The Scottish Government are looking to make them permitted development but that may take a couple of years.

In that context we will be pragmatic and would ask that you provide details of where defibrillators would be attached to buildings or walls, and we would then decide if we could exempt that one from the need to make a planning application on the basis that it is de minimus. [definition of de minimus: the law need not concern itself with small things – MFCHA Secretary].

I would hope that in most cases we can exempt them.

If you move a telephone box that will need planning permission, they will need to tick the box for a full application, put the description as siting a telephone box in the description box, and if there is no address provide a grid reference.

Hope this helps.”

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