Planning Circulars

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Circulars contain guidance on policy implementation through legislative or procedural change.

Subject

Title

Circular Number

Date of Issue

Airports

Safeguarding of Aerodromes, Technical Sites and Military Explosives Storage Areas

2/2003

27.01.03
 

Control of Development in Airport Public Safety Zones

8/2002

15.10.02

Applications and Appeals

Schemes of Delegation and Local Reviews 5/2013

27.12.13

  Planning Appeals

4/2013

27.12.13

  Notification of Planning Applications

3/2009

01.04.09

CCTV

Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 1996: Close Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras

18/1996

(superseded in part by circular 4/1998) 22.05.96

Compulsory Purchase

Compulsory Purchase Orders

6/2011

24.10.11

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

13.10.11

 

Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003: Consequential Amendments to Planning and Compulsory Purchase Legislation

4/2003

12.11.03

 

Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Order Inquiries and Hearings: Procedures and Good Practice

17/1998

22.10.98

 

Compulsory Acquisition of Land. Land Compensation Rate of Interest.

36/1997

17.10.97

Conditions

The Use of Conditions in Planning Permissions

4/1998

(Supersedes 18/1986 -except appendices A & B. Also see NPPG 5) 27.02.98

 

Model Planning Conditions

4/1998 Addendum

(Supersedes appendices A & B of circular 18/1986. Also see NPPG 5) 12.3.99

Conservation area management

Withdrawal and Replacement of the Memorandum of Guidance on Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas

9/2009

27.07.09

Consultation

Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Order 1996: Consultation with Community Councils and Scottish Environment Protection Agency, etc.

4/1996

06.03.96

Demolition

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

4/2011 25.07.11 (supersedes circular 1/2001)
 

The Town and Country Planning (Demolition which is not Development) (Scotland) Direction 2001

1/2001

22.01.01
(supersedes circular 15/1995 and amends circular 2/1995)
 

The Town and Country Planning (Demolition which is not Development) (Scotland) Direction 1994

15/1995

20.07.95
(superseded by circular 1/2001)

 

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment (No.3) Order 1994: Demolition, Toll Road Facilities and Miscellaneous Amendments

2/1995

11.01.95
(amended by circulars 15/1995 and 1/2001)
Development management Hierarchy of Developments 5/2009 26.06.09
 

Development Management Procedures

3/2013 2.06.09
 

Extension of Householder Permitted Development Rights - Screening for Strategic Environmental Assessment

Determination letter dated 15 May 2008 15.05.08
 

The Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 1994: Notices to Owners Etc under Section 24 and Miscellaneous Amendments.

1/1995

11.01.95

Development Planning

(Also see Strategic Development Planning Authorities)

Development Planning

6/2013

27.12.13

 

The Town and Country Planning (Development Contrary to Development Plans) (Scotland) Direction 1996

10/1996

09.04.96

Enforcement

Planning Enforcement

10/2009

18.09.09

Environmental impact assessment

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

3/2011 01.06.11
 

Strategic Environmental Assessment for Development Planning; The Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes (Scotland) Regulations 2004

2/2004

20.07.04

Environmental protection

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Avian Influenza) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2008

1/2008

26.03.08
 

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Avian Influenza) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007

6/2007

25.01.99

 

Environmentally Sensitive Areas.

17/1997

June 1997

Fees

Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013

2/2013

25.03.13
 

The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Regulations 2004

1/2004

01.06.04

Fish Farming

Planning Controls for Marine Fish Farming

1/2007

01.04.07

Hazardous Materials

Planning and the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2005

3/2006

03.11.06

Housing

Houses in Multiple Occupation: Guidance on Planning Control and Licensing

2/2012 26.06.12

Local Planning

Town and Country Planning Code of Practice for Local Plan Inquiries

32/1996

25.09.96

 

Town and Country Planning (Costs of Inquiries Etc) (Standard Daily Amount) (Scotland) Regulations 1996

5/1996

07.03.96

 

Local Plan Inquiries: Local Plan Service Standards

1/1996

02.02.96

Mineral workings

Town and Country Planning (Compensation for restrictions on mineral working and mineral waste depositing) (Scotland) Regulations 1998

3/1999

25.01.99

 

Town and Country Planning (Scotland) (Minerals) Regulations 1998

2/1999

25.11.98

 

Review of Old Mineral Permissions and Environmental Impact Assessment Notes for Guidance

25/1998

25.11.98

 

The Town and Country Planning (Notification of Applications) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Direction 1998 Notification of Planning Applications

20/1998

22.10.98

  Commencement of Section 96 of the Environment Act 1995: Review of Old Minerals Permissions 34/1996 01.11. 96

Open space

Consultation on and Notification of Planning Applications for Outdoor Sports Facilities and Open Space

7/2007

15.11.07

Permitted Development

Guidance on Householder Permitted Development Rights

01/2012 22.02.12
Planning Obligations

Planning Obligations and Good Neighbour Agreements

03/2012

04.02.10

Planning System

The Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2007

3/2007

01.04.07

Planning Zones

Planning and Compensation Act 1991 Simplified Planning Zones

18/1995

(Supersedes 16/1987) 18.08.95

Renewable Energy

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

2/2011 18.03.11
Strategic Development Planning Authorties

Strategic Development Plan Areas

1/2013 25.03.13
 

Statutory Guidance on Strategic Development Planning Authorities

2/2008 23.04.08

Telecommunications

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

3/2004

28.07.04

 

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 2001: Development by Telecommunications Code System Operators

5/2001

23.07.01

Town and Country Planning

The Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007

4/2007

01.04.07

Transport

Transport Act 2000 (Consequential Amendments) (Scotland) Order 2006

2/2006

10.05.06

 

Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Order 1997: Consultation of Planning Applications for Roadside Facilities and Developments Affecting Playing Fields

5/1997

01.04.97 (Paragraphs 3 and 4 have been superseded by Circular 7/2007)

 

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment (No.3) Order 1994: Demolition, Toll Road Facilities and Miscellaneous Amendments

2/1995

(amended by 15/1995) 11.01.95

 

Notification of Planning Applications Development Affecting Trunk Roads and Special Roads

1/2005

15.03.05

Tree Preservation Tree Preservation Orders 1/2011 01.02.2011
Tribunals and Inquiries

Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Order Inquiries and Hearings: Procedures and Good Practice

17/1998

22.10.98

Use Classes Order

Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Scotland) Amendment Order 1998

7/1998

21.05.98

 

The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Scotland) Order 1997

1/1998

(amended by 7/1998) 14.01.98

Value

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

3/2010

07.04.2010

Waste management

Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Order 1997: Water and Sewerage Authorities: Above Ground Sewerage Works

2/1998

14.01.98

Circulars contain guidance on policy implementation through legislative or procedural change.