Planning Circular 7/2007: planning applications for outdoor sports facilities and open space 2007
More information on the policy changes announced in SPP 11: Open Space and Physical Activity.
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ANNEX II: THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (NOTIFICATION OF APPLICATIONS) (SCOTLAND) AMENDMENT DIRECTION 2007
The Scottish Ministers make and give the following Direction in exercise of the powers conferred on them by Articles 17, 19 and 22(3) of the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Scotland) Order 1992 and all other powers enabling them to do so.
Citation and Commencement
1. This Direction may be cited as the Town and Country Planning (Notification of Applications) (Scotland) Amendment Direction 2007 and shall come into force on 1 January 2008.
Amendment of Town and Country Planning (Notification of Applications) (Scotland) Direction 2007
2. The Town and Country Planning (Notification of Applications) (Scotland) Direction 2007 shall be amended as follows-
(a) For paragraph 14 of the Schedule substitute-
14. Development which is likely to
(a) result in the loss of an outdoor sports facility;
(b) prejudice the use of an existing outdoor sports facility for that purpose; or
(c) prevent the use of land, which was last used as an outdoor sports facility, from being used again for that purpose,
to which sportscotland has objected or has recommended conditions which the planning authority does not intend to attach to the planning permission. For the purposes of this paragraph "outdoor sports facility" means land used as -
(a) outdoor playing fields extending to not less than 0.2ha used
for any sport played on a pitch;
(b) outdoor athletics tracks;
(c) golf courses;
(d) outdoor tennis courts, other than those within a private dwelling, hotel or other tourist accommodation; and
(e) outdoor bowling greens."
(b) After paragraph 18 of the Schedule insert-
"DEVELOPMENT ON OPEN SPACE
19. Development which would result in the loss, in whole or in part, of an area identified in the development plan as open space."
Head of Planning Decisions
15 November 2007
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