Aberdeen City Council planning authority: core documents

Aberdeen City council planning authority core documents library for use in planning and environmental appeals.

To submit materials to be considered as part of this collection, email them to

Planning authorities can make submissions using the eplanning document exchange system.

To submit a document on this list as part of your document list, you must hyperlink the document name with the URL for the document. Please note it is not sufficient to provide a link to the front page of the core documents library, accompanied by a list of relevant documents. The links must to be to each specific document referred to. Any document lists submitted without complete links for each document will be returned to you. If you are referring to an extract of a larger document, you should specify the relevant section in your document list e.g. Local development plan - Chapter 3 - Section 7.2.

The following are materials that have been accepted as core documents for the Aberdeen City Council planning authority.

Council Documents

Aberdeen - The Smarter City

Aberdeen Local Development Plan - 2017

Regional Documents

Regional Transport Strategy 2013

Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Retail Study 2013

Supplementary Guidance

Affordable Housing

Air Quality

Big Buildings

Children's Nurseries

Conservation of Buildings in the Countryside


Flooding, Drainage & Water Quality

Green Space Network & Open Space

Gypsy Traveller Sites

Harmony of Uses

Hierarchy of Centres

Householder Development Guide


Natural Heritage


Planning Obligations

Resources for New Development

Serviced Apartments

Shops and Signs


Temporary Buildings

The Repair and Replacement of Windows and Doors

Transport and Accessibility

Trees and Woodlands

Union Street Frontage

Wind Turbine Developments

Bay of Nigg Development Framework

Bridge of Don AECC Development Framework

Dubford Development Framework

Friarsfield Development Framework

Grandhome Development Framework - Part 1

Grandhome Development Framework - Part 2

Kingswells (Prime Four) Phases 2 & 3 Masterplan

Newhills Development Framework

Oldford Development Framework and Masterplan

Persley Den & Woodside Masterplan

Rowett North AECC Development Framework

Stoneywood Development Framework and Masterplan

West Huxterstone Masterplan


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