1. Wind turbine appeal decisions: statistics

    Weekly statistics for wind turbine appeal decisions.

  2. Planning permission appeals: housing development statistics

    Planning permission appeal statistics for housing developments involving 10 or more houses since January 2015.

  3. Planning and environmental appeals: quarterly performance statistics

    Quarterly performance statistics for Planning and Environmental Appeals.

  4. New National Parks: nominations guidance and appraisal framework

    Information on the nomination process for the New National Park(s) project, including links to all key documents for nominating groups.

  5. Scotland's guiding principles on the environment: statutory guidance

    This guidance provides information on how officials across government should apply the environmental principles when developing policy.

  6. Environment - guiding principles consultation: statutory guidance – Parliamentary statement and analysis report

    As required by section 18(4) of the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021 the Scottish Government has provided a parliamentary statement and an analysis report on the consultation on Scotland’s Guiding Principles on the Environment: Statutory Guidance.

  7. Planning and environmental appeals: guidance for reporters

    Guidance notes for planning and environmental appeals reporters.

  8. Vision for sustainable aquaculture: island communities impact assessment

    Island communities impact assessment for the vision for sustainable aquaculture.

  9. Vision for sustainable aquaculture

    The Vision for sustainable aquaculture describes the Scottish Government’s long-term aspirations to 2045 for the finfish, shellfish and seaweed farming sectors, and the wider aquaculture supply chain.

  10. Vision for sustainable aquaculture: child rights and wellbeing screening sheet

    Child rights and wellbeing screening sheet for the Vision for sustainable aquaculture

  11. Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA): annual review 2022 to 2023

    Planning and Environmental Appeals Division's annual review of its performance for 2022 to 2023.

  12. National innovation strategy 2023 to 2033

    Our vision is for Scotland to be one of the most innovative small nations in the world. This is our ten-year strategy to deliver that ambition. Innovation is a key tool to make Scotland a fairer, more equal, wealthier and greener country.

  13. Local living and 20 minute neighbourhoods - draft guidance consultation: impact assessment report update

    The impact assessment report update relates to the consultation on our draft guidance on local living and 20 minute neighbourhoods, produced to support the fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4).

  14. National Planning Framework 4: integrated impact assessment post adoption statement

    Post Adoption Statement setting out how the findings of the Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) and consultation responses informed the National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) as adopted.

  15. National Islands Plan Annual Report 2022

    The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 requires that a report is presented to Parliament each year setting out the progress made towards delivery of the National Islands Plan. This report sets out progress made during the 2022 reporting year.

  16. Planning applications statistics 2022/2023: quarterly (April 2022 to September 2022)

    Statistics on planning applications and decision-making timescales for the first two quarters of 2022-2023. Data are collected as part of the Planning Performance Framework from local and planning authorities.

  17. Planning for greener communities

    New long-term plan and policy comes into effect.

  18. Scottish City Region and Growth Deals: carbon management guidance for projects and programmes

    Guidance for project owners on managing carbon emissions associated with Scottish City Region and Growth Deal projects.

  19. Planning Performance Statistics 2021/2022: Annual and Quarterly (October 2021 to March 2022)

    Statistics on planning application decision-making timescales for 2021-2022. Data are collected as part of the Planning Performance Framework from local and planning authorities. Quarters 3 and 4 statistics are also published. Historic annual statistics back to 2017-2018 are presented.

  20. Planning and Environmental Appeals Division: annual review 2021 to 2022

    Planning and Environmental Appeals Division's (DPEA) annual review of its performance for 2021 to 2022.

  21. Planning appeals reporters: list

    Names and titles of planning appeals reporters.

  22. Independent review of the role of incineration in the waste hierarchy: Scottish Government response

    Our initial response to Stop, Sort, Burn, Bury? - the recommendations of the independent review of the role of incineration in the waste hierarchy in Scotland.

  23. Response to the Climate Change Committee: progress reducing emissions – report to Parliament 2021

    In December 2021, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published its annual report on progress in reducing emissions in Scotland, assessing the government’s climate change mitigation activity. This report addresses the CCC’s recommendations.

  24. Review of the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement: analysis of consultation responses

    A report on the analysis of the responses to the consultation on the Review of the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement.

  25. Scottish Natural Capital Accounts 2022

    This report estimates quantity and value of services supplied by Scotland's natural capital.

  26. Scotland's Climate Assembly - recommendations for action: SG response

    Scotland's Climate Assembly published their full report on 23 June 2021. It included 81 recommendations for the Scottish Government, who had six months to respond. This response sets out the existing and proposed actions that government will take in order to address their recommendations.

  27. Island communities impact assessments: guidance - consultation

    Our islands face particular challenges around distance, geography, connectivity and demography, so it is important that policy makers consider these properly. The consultation on the guidance will help ensure that islands receive fair treatment tailored to their unique circumstances.

  28. Adoption of Scottish planning policy in local development plans: research

    Research that looks at how effective Scottish planning policy has been in influencing local development planning and decision making.

  29. National Planning Framework 3: monitoring report

    Progress of the 30 key actions and 14 national developments listed in the third National Planning Framework.

  30. Fracking ‘incompatible’ with climate policy

    Onshore unconventional oil and gas policy finalised.

  31. Planning application decision times published

    Official Statistics Publications for Scotland

  32. Planning application decision times published

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  33. Fracking debate

    Scottish Parliament endorses ban.

  34. Support for housing

    Challenge fund announced for custom and self-built homes.

  35. Planning appeals forms and guidance: list

    Planning and environmental appeals forms and guidance.

  36. A guide to planning appeals in Scotland

    Guidance on appealing planning related decisions or notices.

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