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Anne Grove 0131 244 5919
Area 2-H (South) Planning & Architecture Division, The Scottish Government Victoria Quay EDINBURGH EH6 6QQ
Scottish Planning Policy (SPP)
National Planning Framework 3
The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001
PAN 2/2010 Affordable Housing and Housing Land Audits
PAN 67 Housing Quality
PAN 72 Housing in the Countryside
Circular 2/2012 Houses in Multiple Occupation: Guidance on Planning Control and Licensing
Letter from the Chief Planner - Housing for retired tenant farmers
New housing delivery - Private Rented Sector (Letter from the Chief Planner issued October 7, 2015)
National Planning Framework aims to facilitate new housing development, particularly in areas within our cities network where there is continuing pressure for growth, and through innovative approaches to rural housing provision.
House building makes an important contribution to the economy and to the creation of successful and sustainable places. Planning can help to enable the delivery of new homes by providing a positive and flexible approach to development. In particular, provision for new homes should be made in areas where economic investment is planned or there is a need for regeneration or to support population retention in rural and island areas.
The planning system should:
Further details on national planning policy in relation to planning for homes are set out in Scottish Planning Policy (SPP).
Page updated: Thursday, September 07, 2017