National Planning Framework 4

National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) is our national spatial strategy for Scotland. It sets out our spatial principles, regional priorities, national developments and national planning policy. It should be read as a whole and replaces NPF3 and Scottish Planning Policy.

Annex G – Acronyms

BARR Buildings at Risk Register

BECCS Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage

CCS Carbon Capture and Storage

CCUS Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage

CDR Carbon Dioxide Removal technologies

CO2 Carbon Dioxide

CoRE Community Renewable Energy

CPP Community Planning Partnership

CWB Community Wealth Building

DACCS Direct Air Capture with Carbon Storage

EIA Environmental Impact Assessment

EU European Union

GGRs Greenhouse Gas Removals

HNZ Heat Network Zones

HRA Habitats Regulations Appraisal

HS2 High Speed 2

IGTZ Industrial Green Transition Zones

IIP Infrastructure Investment Plan

kv Kilovolts

LDPs Local Development Plans

LHEES Local Heat & Energy Efficiency Strategy

LHLR Local Housing Land Requirement

LOIP Local Outcomes Improvement Plan

LPPs Local Place Plans

MATHLR Minimum All-Tenure Housing Land Requirement

MOD Ministry of Defence

NETs Negative Emissions Technologies

NPF National Planning Framework

NPF4 National Planning Framework 4

ORIC Orkney Research and Innovation Campus

ORION Opportunity for Renewable Integration with Offshore Networks

PNCP Perthshire Nature Connections Partnership

RSS Regional Spatial Strategies

SDGs Sustainable Development Goals

SEPA Scottish Environment Protection Agency

TP Travel Plan

UK United Kingdom

UN United Nations

UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation



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