Aberdeenshire Council planning authority: core documents

Aberdeenshire 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 Aberdeenshire Council planning authority.

Council Documents

Economic Development Strategy (2011-2016)

Landscape Character Area Assessments

Agricultural Heartland

The Coast

The Coastal Farmland

The Farmed Moorland

The Straths and River Valleys

Local Development Plan

Appendix 1 - Business Land Allocations

Appendix 2 - Network of Centres

Appendix 5 - New Housing Land Allocations

Appendix 6 - Existing Conservation Areas

Proposed Local Development Plan

Strategic Development Plan

Planning Advice

Bats and Development

Biodiversity and Development

Protected Species Survey (2015)

Supplementary Guidance

Aberdeenshire Forestry and Woodland Strategy

Affordable Housing

Area of Search and Safeguard for Minerals

Coastal Sites

Coastal Zone


Landward Sites - part 1

Landward Sites - part 2

Landward Sites - part 3

Local Nature Conservation Sites Index

Regeneration Priority Area

River Dee Sites

Special Landscape Areas - part 1

Special Landscape Areas - part 2

Special Landscape Areas - part 3

Strategic Landscape Capacity Assessment for Wind Energy in Aberdeenshire



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