Planning decision: excavation of Moredun Top Hillfort

Planning proposal relating to the Moredun Top Hillfort application (ref. SMC-PAK-003). This case is open.

Status of case: Closed
Action: Cleared back to planning authority for their determination
Action date: 5/09/2016

Scottish Government case reference number: SMC-PAK-003
Planning authority: Historic Environment Scotland
Planning authority case reference number: AMH/9440/1/1

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The attached documents relate to the excavation of Moredun Top Hillfort:

  • letter commencing consideration period
  • Assessment letter
  • Clearance letter

More information

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

SMC-PAK-003 - Letter Commencing Consideration Period.pdf



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