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IntroductionMultiple roles and responsibilities of local authoritiesWhen does a local authority have an interest?Public Private Partnership ( PPP) projectsLocal authority interest in Development Plan land allocationsEffective public consultationPlanning assessments - distancing planning consideration from the corporate viewSeparation of staff responsibilitiesNotification to Scottish Ministers Understanding the notification requirement Prior consultation with objectors Scottish Ministers' role and approach to call-inConclusionsEnquiries
Statements of Scottish Executive policy contained in SPPs and Circulars may be material considerations to be taken into account in development plan preparation and development management.
Existing National Planning Policy Guidelines ( NPPGs) have continued relevance to decision making, until such time as they are replaced by a SPP. The term SPP should be interpreted as including NPPGs.
Statements of Scottish Executive location specific planning policy, for example the West Edinburgh Planning Framework, have the same status in decision making as SPPs.
The National Planning Framework sets out the strategy for Scotland's long-term spatial development. It has the same status as SPPs and provides a national context for development plans and planning decisions and the ongoing programmes of the Scottish Executive, public agencies and local government.
Important Note: In the interests of brevity and conciseness, Scottish Planning Policies do NOT repeat policy across thematic boundaries. Each SPP takes as read the general policy in SPP1, and highlights the other SPPs where links to other related policy will be found. The whole series of SPPs should be taken as an integral policy suite and read together.
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