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Planning Advice Note: Pan 72: Housing in the Countryside

DescriptionSupersedes and reinforces many of the key themes set out in PAN 36 Siting and Design of New Housing in the Countryside and brings the advice up to date with the new emphasis on design and quality.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateFebruary 07, 2005


PAN 72
Planning Advice Note
Housing in the Countryside

This document is also available in pdf format: Part 1 (1.7mb), Part 2 (1.8mb)

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photograph of houses

housing in the countryside the intention is to create more widespread good quality rural housing which respects the Scottish landscape

rural solutions are required for rurallocations


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Rural development

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Policy framework

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The way forward

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Concluding remarks

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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 may be material considerations to be taken into account in development plan preparation and development control.

Existing National Planning Policy 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.

ISBN: 0-7559-4271-X
ISSN: 0141-514X