Planning decision: trial trenching and open area excavation Holyrood Abbey

Planning proposal relating to trial trenching and open area excavation Holyrood Abbey. This case is closed.

Status of case: closed
Action: cleared back to the planning authority for their own determination
Action date: 25-09-2017

Scottish Government reference number: SMC-EDB-001
Planning authority reference number: AMH/13031/1/1
Planning authority: Historic Environment Scotland

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The attached documents relate to the planning application for Trial trenching and open area excavation at Holyrood Abbey (ref. SMC-EDB-001):

  • clearance letter
  • Planning and Architecture Division assessment report
  • letter commencing consideration period
  • letter requesting missing documentation

More information

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

Letter Commencing Consideration Period.pdf
letter requesting missing documentation.pdf
Planning and Architecture Division assessment report.pdf
Clearance Letter.pdf



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Area 2-H (South)
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The Scottish Government
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