Planning: core documents library

List of planning core documents for use in planning and environmental appeals.

Please note that the core documents libraries are moving to a new location. The libraries will be re-directed to the new platform.

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

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.

View documents relating to renewables cases in the renewables core documents library.

View publications relating to Scottish Government planning policy and guidance, which includes:

  • National Planning Documents
  • Planning Advice Notes
  • Planning Circulars

Local planning authority documents

Key agencies' documents - coming soon

National Planning Framework

Guidance for planning authorities


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