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Draft Scottish Planning Policy 8: Town Centres and Retailing - Analysis of Consultation Responses

DescriptionThis summary report highlights the main issues made by respondants to the consultative draft revised guidance on town centres (SPP 8)and gives the Executive's response to these issues.
ISBN0755961773
Official Print Publication DateAugust 2006
Website Publication DateAugust 01, 2006

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CONTENTS

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

1

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

3

BACKGROUND

6

RESPONSES RECEIVED

8

KEY ISSUES EMERGING FROM RESPONSES

GENERAL POINTS

11

POLICY CONTEXT

17

POLICY PRINCIPLES

19

(a) Identifying a Network of Centres

20

(b) Focusing Development in Town Centres

24

(c) Improving Town Centres

33

(d) Providing an Attractive and Safe Environment

35

(e) Enhancing Accessibility

37

(f) Monitoring and Review

39

IMPLEMENTATION

Development Plans

40

Assessing Proposed Developments

43

Casinos

47

Notification of Applications

48

CONCLUSION

49

ANNEX: LIST OF RESPONDENTS