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Planning Circular 1/2007: planning controls for marine fish farming

Published: 1 Apr 2007

Guidance on the provisions contained in the Acts, Regulations and Order relating to marine fish farming which come into force in April 2007.

Planning Circular 1/2007: planning controls for marine fish farming

ISBN 978 0 7559 6556 4
ISSN 0141-514X

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Planning Series:

  • Scottish Planning Policies ( SPPs) provide statements of Scottish Executive policy on nationally important land use and other planning matters, supported where appropriate by a locational framework.
  • Circulars, which also provide statements of Scottish Executive policy, contain guidance on policy implementation through legislative or procedural change.
  • Planning Advice Notes ( PANs) provide advice on good practice and other relevant information.

Statements of Scottish Executive policy contained in SPPs and Circulars are material considerations to be taken into account in development plan preparation and development management.

Existing National Planning Guidelines ( NPPGs) have continued relevance to decision making, until such time as they are replaced by a SPP. The term SPP should be interpreted as including NPPGs.

Statements of Scottish Executive location-specific planning policy, for example the West Edinburgh Planning Framework, have the same status in decision-making as SPPs.

The National Planning Framework sets out the strategy for Scotland's long-term spatial development. It has the same status as SPPs and provides a national context for development plans and planning decisions and the ongoing programme of the Scottish Executive, public agencies and local government.

Important Note: In the interests of brevity and conciseness, SPPs do NOT repeat policy across thematic boundaries. Each SPP takes as read the general policy in SPP1 and highlights the other SPPs where links to other related policy will be found. The whole series of SPPs should be taken as an integral policy suite and read together.


Covering Letter


Annex A Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003

Annex B Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006
Section 3 of the 2006 Act
Section 4 of the 2006 Act

Annex C Town and Country Planning (Marine Fish Farming) (Scotland) Order 2007
The Articles
Specific Matters relating to implementation of the Order
Application Fees
Application Forms
Development Planning
Environmental Impact Assessment
Modifications to Existing Farms
Neighbour Notification
Outline Planning Permission
Permitted Development Rights
Planning Conditions
Repeals of legislation affecting works licences
Single Applications
Statutory Consultees
Transitional Arrangements

Annex D Town and Country Planning (Prescribed Date) (Scotland) Regulations 2007

Annex E Town and Country Planning (Marine Fish Farming) (Scotland) Regulations 2007

Annex F Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (National Parks) (Marine Fish Farming) Direction 2007

Annex G Town and Country Planning (Notification of Applications Affecting Controlled Sites) (Scotland) Direction 2007