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Draft Scottish Planning Policy for Consultation

Draft Scottish Planning Policy for Consultation

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

ISBN: 9781782565406

The SPP is a statement of Scottish Government policy on how nationally important land use planning matters should be addressed across the country. A review of the SPP was announced in September 2012. The SPP Consultation Draft has been informed by a period of pre-draft engagement from October 2012 to early January 2013.

Executive Summary

The purpose of the SPP is to set out national planning policies which reflect Scottish Ministers’ priorities for the development and use of land. It directly relates to:

o the preparation of development plans;

o the design of development, from initial concept through to delivery ; and

o the determination of planning applications and appeals.

The SPP promotes consistency in the application of policy across Scotland whilst allowing sufficient flexibility to reflect local circumstances. It does not restate the policy and guidance set out elsewhere.