Collection

Planning circulars: index

A list of planning circulars, containing our policy on implementation of legislation or procedures.


Introduction

We have produced and published the following circulars:

2017

2015

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

1999

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

  • 29/1994, consequential on coal privatisation (amendment)
  • 25/1994, notification of applications (amendment)
  • 20/1994, permitted development rights for mineral working and exploration (amendments)
  • 17/1994, land compensation (additional development) forms
  • 15/1994, level crossing safety and the planning system
  • 13/1994, development contrary to development plans (superceded in part)

1992

1991

  • 26/1991, environmental assessment and private legislation procedures (amended by 15/1999)
  • 21/1991, land compensation and compulsory purchase (amended by 6/2011)
  • 3/1991, permitted development for electricity undertakings: electricity generating stations and overhead lines

1990

Pre-1990

  • 14/1989, advertisements: delegation of appeals
  • 18/1987, development involving agricultural land (amended by 29/1988 and 25/1994)
  • 17/1987, listed buildings of conservation areas (new provisions and revised guidance) (partially superseded)
  • 9/1987, development control in national scenic areas
  • 12/1986, onshore oil and gas operations
  • 25/1985, telecommunications development (amended by 9/1986)
  • 10/1984, control of advertisements
  • 32/1983, structure and local plans (amended by 7/1985)
  • 21/1983, private house building land supply: joint venture schemes (amended by NPPG 3 and PAN 38)
  • 39/1980, development in the vicinity of British Gas installations
  • 20/1980, development control in national scenic areas (amended by 9/1987)
  • 78/1978, Interpretation Act 1978
  • 26/1977, town development grants towards cost of amenity buildings and works
  • 19/1977, national planning guidelines (amended by 20/1980)
  • 74/1976, town and country planning regulations
  • 61/1976, Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1973: acquisition of land under sections 20(2) or 24(2): basis of assessment of purchase price (amended by 21/1991)
  • 93/1975, certificates of appropriate alternative development (amended by 21/1991)
  • 89/1975, special financial assistance for oil-related infrastructure provided by local authorities
  • 79/1975, Offshore Petroleum Development (Scotland) Act 1975 (reinstatement of land)
  • 74/1974, redemption of few duties etc.; compulsory purchase orders
  • 60/1974, home loss, disturbance payments etc. (associated with 84/1973)
  • 51/1974, development affecting fishery interests
  • 84/1973, Post Office operational land: introducing the PO Operational Land Regulations 1973. Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1973 (amended by 4/1989 and 21/1991)
  • 25/1973, Post Office operational land: introducing the PO Operational Land Regulations 1973
  • 97/1972, services of district valuer
  • 92/1972, disused railway lines in the countryside
  • 15/1968 and memorandum, grants to local authorities in respect of comprehensive redevelopment and public open space
  • 75/1967 and memorandum, Countryside (Scotland) Act 1967
  • 2/1962, areas of great landscape value and tourist development proposals

Contact

Email: chief.planner@gov.scot

Telephone: 0131 244 7528

Post:
Area 2-H (South)
Planning and Architecture Division
The Scottish Government
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ