Transport Scotland: Core Documents

Transport Scotland core documents library for use in planning appeals.

To submit materials to be considered as part of this collection, email them to

To submit a document on this list as part of your document list, you must hyperlink the document name with the URL for the document. Please note it is not sufficient to provide a link to the front page of the core documents library, accompanied by a list of relevant documents. The links must to be to each specific document referred to. Any document lists submitted without complete links for each document will be returned to you. If you are referring to an extract of a larger document, you should specify the relevant section in your document list e.g. Local development plan - Chapter 3 - Section 7.2.


The following are materials that have been accepted as core documents for Transport Scotland.


Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (
Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984


Scottish Planning Policy (SPP)

Planning Advice Notes

PAN 75 – Planning for Transport

Planning Circulars

Planning Circular 1-1998 - Use Classes
Planning Circular 4-1998 - Model Planning Conditions Addendum
Planning Circular 3-2013 - Development Management Procedures
Planning Circular 6-2013 - Development Planning

Key Agencies Documents - Transport Scotland

Departures from Standard
Advice on Planning for small developments (March 2016)
Development and the Trunk Road Network
Development Management Guidance - 2012
Transport Assessment Guidance (June 2012)

Transport Scotland Additional Reference Documents

Roads for All - Good Practice Guide for Roads (July 2013)
Good Practice Guide on 20mph Speed Restrictions (June 2016)

DMRB References

CD 109 Highway Link Design
CD 116 Geometric Design of Roundabouts
CD 122 Geometric Design of Grade Separated Junctions

Legislation Regards to Process and Making of TAWS Orders

Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007
Applications and Objections Procedure Rules 2007
Consents under Enactments Regulations 2007
Inquiries and Hearings Procedure Rules 2007


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