Dumfries and Galloway Council planning authority: core documents

Dumfries and Galloway council planning authority core documents library for use in planning and environmental appeals.

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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 Dumfries and Galloway Council planning authority.



Adopted Local Development Plan

Adopted Local Development Plan 2 (October 2019)

Overarching Policies

Design Quality and Placemaking

Developer Contributions

Developer contribution likelihood table

Development viability appraisal

Energy Statement Template

Economic Development

Crichton Quarter Development Framework

Dark Skies Friendly Lighting

Mineral Resources Supplementary Guidance


Affordable Housing

Alterations and Extensions to Dwellings

Conversion of Traditional Buildings

Housing Development in Villages

Housing in the Countryside

Small Building Group List April 2021

Small Building Group Assessment Flow Chart

Historic Environment

Historic Built Environment

Annan Conservation Area Character Appraisal

Crichton Conservation Area Character Appraisal

Moffat Conservation Area Character Appraisal

Whithorn Conservation Area Character Appraisal

Natural Environment

Trees and Development

Community Facilities

Open Space and New Development


Flooding and Development

Planning Guidance

Annan Regeneration Masterplan

Chapelcross Development Framework

Chapelcross Development Framework Appendices

East Stewarty Coast NSA Management Strategy

Fleet Valley NSA Management Strategy

Nith Estuary NSA Management Strategy

Former Interfloor Factory Development Brief

Glencaple Village Design Statement

Midsteeple Quarter Masterplan

Palnackie Village Design Statement

Shopfronts and Security

Dumfries Whitesands Masterplan

Annan Windermere Road Masterplan

Selkirk Road, Moffat Masterplan

Murtholm Farm Langholm Masterplan


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