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Planning: core documents library

List of planning core documents for use in planning and environmental appeals.
23 May 2018
Planning: core documents library

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The following are materials that have been accepted as core documents for the planning core document library.

To submit a document on this list as part of your document list, either hyperlink the document name to this page or provide this URL address. You must still refer to the relevant section e.g. Local development plan - Chapter 3 - Section 7.2

National planning documents

Strategic development plans

  • Aberdeen City and Shire
  • Edinburgh and South East Scotland
  • Glasgow and Clyde Valley
  • TAYPlan (Dundee, Angus, Perth and North Fife

Local planning authority documents

Key agencies' documents - Coming Soon

  • Architecture + Design Scotland
  • Forestry Commission Scotland
  • Historic Environment Scotland (HES)
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  • Scottish National Heritage
  • Scottish Water
  • Transport Scotland

Frequently used planning advice notes

Frequently used planning circulars

Full list of circulars, planning advice notes, letters from chief planner etc

Designing Places.pdf

54 page PDF
3.3 MB

Designing Streets.pdf

68 page PDF
2.6 MB


108 page PDF
18.9 MB


1 page PDF
156.6 kB


60 page PDF
4.8 MB


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