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ISBN 978 0 7559 7477 1 (Web only publication) ISSN 0141-514X
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Scottish Ministers' role in planning applications
Changes to the system for notification to Scottish Ministers
Notification of Applications Direction Category 1: Development in which planning authorities have an interest Category 2: Objection by Government agency Category 3: Opencast coal and related minerals
Removal of other standard notification categories
Other notification directions still in force
Submission of documents to Scottish Ministers
Scottish Government handling of notified applications
Further copies and enquiries
Annex: Notification Direction
Scottish Planning Policy ( SPP) is the statement of Scottish Government policy on nationally important land use planning matters.
National Planning Framework ( NPF) is the Scottish Government's strategy for Scotland's long term spatial development.
Circulars contain Scottish Government policy on the implementation of legislation or procedures.
Statements of Scottish Government policy in the SPP, NPF and Circulars may be material considerations to be taken into account in development plans and development management decisions.
Designing Places and the West Edinburgh Planning Framework have the same status in decision making as the SPP and NPF.
Planning Advice Notes provide advice and information on technical planning matters.
Further information in the Scottish Government's role in the planning system is available on http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/planning
Page updated: Friday, March 27, 2009