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Scottish Planning Policy

Scottish Planning Policy

Monday, June 23, 2014

ISBN: 9781784125677

Scottish Planning Policy is a statement of Scottish Government policy on how nationally important land use planning matters should be addressed across the country.

Executive Summary

Scottish Planning Policy sets out national planning policies which reflect Scottish Ministers’

priorities for operation of the planning system and for the development1 and use of land. The SPP

promotes consistency in the application of policy across Scotland whilst allowing sufficient

flexibility to reflect local circumstances. It directly relates to:

  • the preparation of development plans;
  • the design of development, from initial concept through to delivery; and
  • the determination of planning applications and appeals.