Planning decision: evaluation excavation at Tap O'Noth Hillfort

Planning proposal relating to the evaluative excavation at Tap O'Noth Hillfort to northwest of Rhynie Village. (ref. SMC-ABS-002) This case is closed.

Status of case: closed
Action: cleared back to planning authoritiy for their own determination
Action date: 29/03/2017

Scottish Government case reference number: SMC-ABS-002
Planning authority: Historic Environment Scotland
Planning authority case reference number: AMH/63/1/1

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The following attached document(s) relate to the evaluative excavation at Tap O'Noth Hillfort to northwest of Rhynie Village:

  • Planning and Architecture Division assessment
  • clearance letter
  • letter commencing consideration period

More information

Planning Circular 3 2009: Notification of Planning Applications provides context to the above proposal.

Letter Commencing Consideration Period SMC-ABS-002.pdf
clearance letter.pdf
Planning and Architecture Division assessment.pdf



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