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Guidance/Publications

 

CIRCULARS (CURRENT CIRCULAR LIST IS AVAILABLE)

 

 

PLANNING ADVICE

 

 

LETTERS FROM CHIEF PLANNER

2/2003: Safeguarding of Aerodromes, Technical Sites and Military Explosives Storage Areas

  PAN 33 Development of Contaminated Land (Revised Oct 2000)  

Accident to Agusta A109E G-CRST London January 13, 2013 (Letter from the Chief Planner issued on September 9, 2014)

4/2003: Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003: Consequential Amendments to Planning and Compulsory Purchase Legislation   PAN 39 Farm and Forestry Buildings  

Aligning Planning and Road Construction Consents (Letter from the Chief Planner issued on January 18, 2016)

1/2004: The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Regulations 2004 - ammended by 2/2013.  Please note that a new fees structure came into effect on November 1, 2014.   PAN 43 Golf Courses and Associated Developments  

Development Plans – Supplementary Guidance (Letter from the Chief Planner issued on January 15, 2015)

2/2004: Strategic Environmental Assessment for Development Planning; The Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes (Scotland) Regulations 2004   PAN 44 Fitting New Housing Development into the Landscape  

EC Directive 92/43/EEC On the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Flora and Fauna; The Conservation (Natural Habitats &c) Regulations 1994 and European Protected Species, Development Sites and The Planning System: Interim Guidance for Local Authorities on Licensing Arrangements (Letter from the Chief Planner)

3/2004: The Town and Country Planning (Electronic Communications) (Scotland) Order 2004

  PAN 47 Community Councils and Planning  

Energy Targets and Scottish Planning Policy (Letter from the Chief Planner issued November 11, 2015)

1/2005: Notification of Planning Applications Development Affecting Trunk Roads and Special Roads   PAN 50 Controlling the Environmental Effects of Surface Mineral Workings  

New housing delivery - Private Rented Sector (Letter from the Chief Planner issued October 7, 2015)

2/2005: The Town and Country Planning (Limit of Annual Value) (Scotland) Order 2005   PAN 50 Annex A Control of Noise at Surface Mineral Workings  

The Scottish Government's view that the 'de novo' approach should be adopted in determining cases brought before Local Review Bodies (Letter from the Chief Planner)

1/2006: The Town and Country Planning (Notification of Applications) (Scotland) Amendment Direction 2006   PAN 50 Annex B Control of Dust at Surface Mineral Workings  

Permitted development rights applying to quarrying activities associated with Trunk Roads projects (Letter from the Chief Planner)

2/2006: Transport Act 2000 (Consequential Amendments) (Scotland) Order 2006

  Pan 50 Annex C Control of Traffic at Surface Mineral Workings  

Smart Metering – Information For Planning Authorities (Letter from the Chief Planner issued on October 24, 2014)

3/2006: Planning and the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2005   Pan 50 Annex D Control of Blasting at Surface Mineral Workings  

The Town and Country Planning (Neighbouring Planning Authorities and Historic Environment) (Scotland) Direction 2015 (Letter from the Chief Planner issued September 30, 2015)

1/2007: Planning Controls for Marine Fish Farming   PAN 51 Planning, Environmental Protection and Regulation (Revised 2006)  

The Town and Country Planning (Notification of Applications) (Unconventional Oil and Gas) (Scotland) (Number 2) Direction 2015 (Letter from the Chief Planner issued on October 8, 2015)

3/2007: The Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2007   PAN 52 Planning and Small Towns  

The Town and Country Planning (Notification of Applications) (Underground Coal Gasification) (Scotland) Direction 2015 (Letter from the Chief Planner issued on October 8, 2015)

4/2007: The Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007   PAN 55 The Private Finance Initiative and the Planning Process  

Withdrawal of West Edinburgh Planning Framework (Letter from the Chief Planner)

7/2007: Consultation on and Notification of Planning Applications for Outdoor Sports Facilities and Open Space 2007

  PAN 59 Improving Town Centres  

Research

2/2008: Statutory Guidance on Strategic Development Planning Authorities   PAN 60 Planning for Natural Heritage  

Research on Permitted Development Rights and Planning Guidance for Electronic Communications Infrastructure

Research Project: Review of Prior Notification and Approval Procedures for Agricultural and Forestry Private Ways

3/2009: Notification of Planning Applications

  PAN 61 Planning and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems  

2012 Scottish Aggregates Survey report findings

5/2009: Hierarchy of Developments

  PAN 62 Radio Telecommunications  

GUIDES

9/2009: Withdrawal and Replacement of the Memorandum of Guidance on Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas

  PAN 63 Waste Management Planning superseeded by Online Planning and Waste Management Advice  

Compulsory purchase and compensation: A guide for owners, tenants and occupiers in Scotland

10/2009: Planning Enforcement

  PAN 64 Reclamation of Surface Mineral Workings  

Conservation Areas in Scotland (A Guide to)

03/2010: The Town and Country Planning (Limit Of Annual Value) (Scotland) Order 2010

  PAN 65 Planning and Open Space (This publication replaces PAN 65 issued on 29th January 2003)  

Development Plan Process: A guide to considering Water and Waste Water Services

01/2011: Tree Preservation Orders

  PAN 66 Best Practice in Handling Planning Applications Affecting Trunk Roads  

Development Viability (Guide to)

2/2011: The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development (Non-Domestic Microgeneration) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2011

  PAN 67 Housing Quality  

EIA Regulations 2011: Easy Read Guide

3/2011: The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2011

  PAN 68 Design Statements  

Farm Diversification and Planning Permission in Scotland (A Guide to )

 

4/2011: The Town and Country Planning (Demolition which is not Development)(Scotland) Revocation Direction 2011

  PAN 69 Planning and Building Standards Advice on Flooding - superseded by Online Planning Advice on Flood Risk  

Mediation in the Planning System in Scotland (A Guide to the use of )

5/2011: Disposal of Surplus Government Land - The Crichel Down Rules

  PAN 70 Electronic Planning Service Delivery (2008)  

Planning Enforcement Charter: A guide to enforcing planning controls

6/2011: Compulsory Purchase Orders   PAN 71 Conservation Area Management  

Planning System in Scotland (A Guide to the)

1/2012: Guidance on Householder Permitted Development Rights (published February 22, 2012 - Revision 1.0 published June 24, 2016)

 
  PAN 72 Housing in the Counrtyside  

Publishing Planning Applications Online - Data Protection Guidance for Planning Authorities (2013)

2/2012: Houses in Multiple Occupation: Guidance on Planning Control and Licensing   PAN 73 Rural Diversification  

POLICY DOCUMENTS

3/2012: Planning Obligations and Good Neighbour Agreements   PAN 75 Planning for Transport  

Air Quality and Land Use Planning (Policy guidance)

1/2013: Strategic Development Plan Areas   PAN 77 Designing Safer Places   Delivering Planning Reform
2/2013: Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 Please note that a new fees structure came into effect on November 1, 2014.   PAN 78 Inclusive Design   Designing Streets - A Policy Statement for Scotland

3/2013: Development Management Procedures (published December 27, 2013 - Revision 1.0 published September 10, 2015) 

Addendum to Planning Circular 3/2013: Development Management Procedures- Withdrawal of old and superseded Circulars (published February 17, 2016)

  PAN 79 Water and Drainage  

National Planning Framework (NPF)

4/2013: Planning Appeals (Replacing Circular 6/2009 in this regard)

Addendum to Planning Circular 2013/4: Planning Appeals -  Withdrawal of old and superseded Circulars (published May 26, 2016)

  PAN 80 Control and Management of Fly-posting  

National Planning Framework for Scotland 2 - Monitoring Report 2012

5/2013: Schemes of Delegation and Local Reviews (Replacing Circular 7/2009 in this regard)   PAN 82 Local Authority Interest Developments  

Planning Reform - Next Steps

6/2013: Development Planning (Replacing Circular 1/2009 and Appendix 1 in this regard)

Addendum to Planning Circular 6/2013: Development Planning: Withdrawal of old and superseded Circulars (published February 17, 2016)

  PAN 83 Masterplanning  

Scottish Planning Policy (SPP)

1/2015: The Relationship Between the Statutory Land Use Planning System and Marine Planning and Licencing

  PAN 1/2010 Strategic Environmental Assessment of Developemnt Plans  

OTHER PLANNING PUBLICATIONS

2/2015: Consolidated Circular on Non-Domestic Permitted Development Rights (published June 22, 2015 - Revision 1.0 published November 24, 2015)   PAN 2/2010 Affordable Housing and Housing Land Audits  

Development - Glossary

3/2015: Planning Controls for Hazardous Substances

  PAN 3/2010 Community Engagement  

Development Finance - Glossary

CURRENT FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS

  PAN 1/2011 Planning and Noise  

Development Viability- Factsheet

FoI/13/00106 - Content of letters and e-mails sent by Scottish Government officials to local authorities since 1 May 2011 about Councils’ local development plans and main issues reports that refer to onshore wind farms - 21 May 2013  

PAN 2/2011 Planning and Archaeology

 

Economic Growth and the Development Sector- Factsheet

 

FOI 14/ 01132 - request for sight of the advice to Ministers in respect of the Town and Country Planning (Neighbouring Planning Authorities and Historic Environment) (Scotland) Direction 2014

 

PAN 1/2013 Environmental Impact Assessment

PAN 1/2013 Annex A: Further Reading

 

Green Infrastructure: Design and Placemaking

FOI/14/01449 - Notes, reports and documentation:
i) made by members of the Spatial Planning Team and other colleagues within Scottish Government regarding the decision by the Minister, and
ii) including any report on handling or similar document relating to the Minister’s decision, not to intervene in Renfrewshire Council’s decision to allocate Braehead as a Town Centre in the Renfrewshire Local Development Plan.
Specifically any such notes, reports and documentation produced between July 4, 2014 and August 21, 2014.

  Draft Planning Delivery Advice: Housing and Infrastructure  

Guidance for the Management of Extractive Waste

Inventory of Closed Mining Waste Facilities

 

FOI/15/20212 - documents provided by Scottish Power Energy Networks to support the need for the electricity transmission line across Dumfries and Galloway to be part of National Planning Framework 3       Habitats Regulations Appraisal - Development Plan: Advice sheets

CONSULTATION ON OPENCAST COAL RESTORATION: EFFECTIVE REGULATION

  Online Planning Advice on Flood Risk  

Housing Need and Demand Assessment Guidance

Responses to the Consultation on Opencast Coal Restoration: Effective Regulation

  Online renewables advice  

Local Housing Strategy Guidance

Analysis of Consultation Responses on Opencast Coal Restoration: Effective Regulation   Online Planning and Waste Management Advice   Service Improvement Plans

Main Findings of the Consultation on Opencast Coal Restoration: Effective Regulation

     

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Guidance

CONSULTATION ON PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS: NON-DOMESTIC SOLAR PANELS AND DOMESTIC AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS   Annual Reports on the Operation of Section 72 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 (6 in total)   Surface Coal Mine Restoration -Towards Better Regulation - A final report to the Scottish Opencast Coal Task Force by its Compliance and Finance Subgroups

Permitted Development Rights: Non-Domestic Solar Panels and Domestic Air Source Heat Pumps - Analysis of Consultation Responses