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.


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 6-2013 - Development Planning

Key Agencies Documents - Transport Scotland

Departures from Standard

Development and the Trunk Road Network

Development Management Guidance - 2012

Transport Assessment Guidance (June 2012)

Transport Scotland Additional Reference Documents

DMRB References

CD 109 Highway Link Design

CD 116 Geometric Design of Roundabouts

Legislation Regards to Process and Making of TAWS Orders

Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007

Consents under Enactments Regulations 2007

Inquiries and Hearings Procedure Rules 2007


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