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Scottish Planning Series: Planning Circular 1 2010: Planning Agreements

DescriptionPlanning Circular 1/2010: Planning agreements. Circular providing guidance on the processes for determining the need for, and negotiation of, planning agreements
Official Print Publication DateFebruary 2010
Website Publication DateFebruary 04, 2010


ISSN 0141-514X
ISBN 978 0 7559 7810 6 (Web only publication)

This document is also available in pdf format (120k)



Legislative Background
The Planning Etc. (Scotland) Act 2006
The Use of Planning Agreements: Scope and Limitations

Necessity Test
Planning Purpose Test
Relationship to Proposed Development Test
Scale and Kind Test
Reasonableness Test

Publicity of Planning Agreement
Effective, Efficient Management of Planning Agreements
The Plan Led Approach
Policies and Supplementary Guidance
Development Management Process
Registering the Planning Agreement
Monitoring of Planning Agreements
Variation/Modification of Planning Agreements
Resources and Financial Considerations
Previous Circulars
Further Information

Planning Series:

Scottish Planning Policy ( SPP) is the statement of Scottish Government policy on nationally important land use planning matters.

National Planning Framework ( NPF) is the Scottish Government's strategy for Scotland's long term spatial development.

Circulars contain Scottish Government policy on the implementation of legislation or procedures.

Statements of Scottish Government policy in the SPP, NPF and Circulars may be material considerations to be taken into account in development plans and development management decisions.

Designing Places and the West Edinburgh Planning Framework have the same status in decision making as the SPP and NPF.

Planning Advice Notes provide advice and information on technical planning matters.

Further information in the Scottish Government's role in the planning system is available on http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/planning