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Highland Council planning authority: core documents

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

11 Jun 2018
Highland Council planning authority: core documents

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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 Highland Council planning authority.

Local development plans

  • Highland-wide local development plan
  • Cairngorms National Park Local Development Plan 2015
  • Caithness and Sutherland local development plan
  • Caithness Local Plan - Maps
  • Caithness Proposal Maps
  • Caithness Written Statement
  • Sutherland Map Booklet - Part 1
  • Sutherland Map Booklet - Part 2
  • Sutherland Proposals
  • Sutherland Written Statement
  • Wester Ross local plan
  • Wester Ross local plan proposal maps

Supplementary Guidance

  • Access to Single Houses and Small Housing Developments
  • Cairngorms National Park Local Development Plan 2015 Non-statutory Guidance Policy 3 – Sustainable Design
  • Developer Contributions Supplementary Guidance
  • Draft Onshore Wind Energy Supplementary Guidance
  • Flood Risk and Drainage Impact Assessment
  • Green Networks
  • Guidelines for Transport Assessments
  • Highland Historic Environment Strategy
  • Highland Renewable Energy Strategy and Planning Guidelines
  • Highland Statutorily Protected Species
  • Houses in Multiple Occupation
  • Housing in the Countryside siting and design formatted
  • Inverness City Vision
  • Managing Waste in New Developments
  • Onshore Wind Energy
  • Open Space in New Residential Development
  • Physical Constraints
  • Public Art Strategy
  • Roads and Transport Guidelines for New Developments
  • Small Scale Wind Turbine Proposals
  • Special Landscape Area Citation (June 2011)
  • Sustainable Design Guide
  • Trees, Woodlands and Development
  • Visualisation Standards for Wind Energy Developments
  • Standards for Archaeological Work

Highland Wide LDP.pdf

194 page PDF
7.2 MB

Onshore Wind Energy.pdf

27 page PDF
447.0 kB

Inverness City Vision.pdf

19 page PDF
635.8 kB

Physical Constraints.pdf

12 page PDF
1.2 MB

Caithness Local Plan - Maps.pdf

12 page PDF
3.2 MB

Public Art Strategy.pdf

18 page PDF
1.8 MB

Green Networks.pdf

62 page PDF
3.2 MB

Sustainable Design Guide.pdf

50 page PDF
2.1 MB

Wester Ross Local Plan.pdf

4 page PDF
2.5 MB

Sutherland Local Plan - Maps 2.pdf

30 page PDF
11.8 MB

Sutherland Local Plan - Maps.pdf

19 page PDF
8.0 MB

Caithness and Sutherland LDP.pdf

88 page PDF
21.9 MB

Inner Moray Firth LDP.pdf

170 page PDF
9.0 MB


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