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Affordable Housing and Housing Land Audits (PAN 2/2010)

Air Quality and Land Use Planning (Policy guidance)

Air Quality and noise: Review of EIA Consultation arrangements (Heads of Planning letter)
Best Practice in Handling Planning Applications Affecting Trunk Roads (PAN 66)
Commencement of Section 96 of the Environment Act 1995: Review of Old Minerals Permissions (Circular 34/1996)
Community Councils and Planning (PAN 47)
Community Engagement (PAN 3/2010)
Compulsory Acquisition of Land. Land Compensation Rate of Interest (Circular 36/1997 (Supersedes 24/1995))

Compulsory purchase and compensation: A guide for owners, tenants and occupiers in Scotland

Compulsory Purchase Orders (Circular 6/2011)

Conservation Area Management (PAN 71)
Conservation Areas in Scotland (A Guide to )
Consultation on Fees for Planning Applications 2012
Consultation on Miscellaneous Amendments to the Planning System 2012
Consultation on the General Permitted Development Amendment Order 2012
Consultation on and Notification of Planning Applications for Outdoor Sports Facilities and Open Space 2007 (Circular 7/2007)
Control and Management of Fly-posting (PAN 80)
Control of Blasting at Surface Mineral Workings (PAN 50 Annex D)
Control of Development in Airport Public Safety Zones (Circular 8/2002)
Control of Dust at Surface Mineral Workings (PAN 50 Annex B)
Control of Noise at Surface Mineral Workings (PAN 50 Annex A)
Control of Traffic at Surface Mineral Workings PAN 50 Annex C)
Controlling the Environmental Effects of Surface Mineral Workings (PAN 50)
Delivering Planning Reform
Design Statements (PAN 68)
Designation of Structure Plan Areas (Scotland) Order 1995 (Circular 25/1995)
Designing Places
Designing Safer Places (PAN 77)
Designing Streets - A Policy Statement for Scotland
Development Delivery Consultation 2012
Development Management Procedures (Circular 3/2013)
Development of Contaminated Land (PAN 33)
Development Planning (Circular 6/2013)
Development Plan Examinations Consultation 2012
Disposal of Surplus Government Land - The Crichel Down Rules (Circular 5/2011)
Electronic Planning Service Delivery (PAN 70)
Environmental Impact Assessment (PAN 1/2013)
Environmental Impact Assessment Annex A: Further Reading (PAN 1/2013)

Environmental Impact Assessment (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (circular 3/2011)

EIA Regulations 2011: Easy Read Guide

Environmental Impact Assessment (Water Management) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (Circular 3/2003)
Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Circular 17/1997)
Farm and Forestry Buildings (PAN 39)
Farm Diversification and Planning Permission in Scotland (A Guide to )
Fitting New Housing Development into the Landscape (PAN 44)
Golf Courses and Associated Developments (PAN 43)

Green Infrastructure: Design and Placemaking

Guidance on Householder Permitted Development Rights (Circular 1/2012)

Guide to Development Viability

Habitats Regulations Appraisal - Development Plan: Advice sheets

Hierarchy of Developments (Circular 5/2009)
Houses in Multiple Occupation: Guidance on Planning Control and Licensing (Circular 2/2012)
Housing in the Counrtyside (PAN 72)
Housing Need and Demand Assessment Guidance
Housing Quality (PAN 67)
Improving Town Centres (PAN 59)
Inclusive Design (PAN 78)

Letter from the Chief Planner - Advising Heads of Planning of the Scottish Government's view that restrictions on the occupancy of new housing are rarely appropriate and so should generally be avoided

Letter to Heads of Planning setting out SG position on applications to modify or discharge Section 75 planning agreements

Letter from the Chief Planner - Planning for Travelling Showpeople

Letter from the Chief Planner - Providing an Effective Land Supply for Housing

Letter from Chief Planner, to Heads of Planning confirming the Scottish Government's view that the 'de novo' approach should be adopted in determining cases brought before Local Review Bodies

Local Authority Interest Developments (PAN 82)
Local Housing Strategy Guidance
Local Plan Inquiries: Local Plan Service Standards (Circular 1/1996)
Masterplanning (PAN 83)
Mediation in the Planning System in Scotland (A Guide to the use of )
Model Planning Conditions (Circular 4/1998 Addendum (Supersedes appendices A & B of 18/1986))
National Planning Framework (NPF)
National Planning Framework for Scotland 2 - Monitoring Report 2012
National Planning Policy Guideline (NPPG) 8: Retailing (Circular 16/1996)
Notification of Planning Applications (Circular 3/2009)
Notification of Planning Applications (Circular 4/1997 (amended by 43/1997, 15/1998 and 20/1998. Also letters of 30 November 2000 issued with NPPG 6 Renewable Energy Developments and 9 October 2002 on Prime Quality Agricultural Land))
Notification of Planning Applications Development Affecting Trunk Roads and Special Roads (Circular 1/2005)
Planning and Archaeology (PAN2/2011)
Planning and Building Standards Advice on Flooding (PAN 69)
Planning and Compensation Act 1991 Simplified Planning Zones (Circular 18/1995 (Supersedes 16/1987))
Planning and Noise (PAN 1/2011)
Planning and Open Space - Revised June 2008 (PAN 65)
Planning and Small Towns (PAN 52)
Planning and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (PAN 61)
Planning and the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (Circular 3/2006)
Planning Appeals (Circular 4/2013)
Planning Controls for Marine Fish Farming (Circular 1/2007)
Planning Enforcement (Circular 10/2009)
Planning Enforcement Charter: A guide to enforcing planning controls
Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2007 (Circular 3/2007)
Planning for Natural Heritage (PAN 60)
Planning Obligations and Good Neighbour Agreements (Circular 3/2012)
Planning Reform - Next Steps
Planning for Transport (PAN 75)
Planning System in Scotland (A Guide to the )
Planning, Environmental Protection and Regulation - Revised 2006 (PAN 51)
Private Finance Initiative and the Planning Process (PAN 55)
Radio Telecommunications (PAN 62)
Reclamation of Surface Mineral Workings (PAN 64)
Review of Old Mineral Permissions and Environmental Impact Assessment Notes for Guidance (Circular 25/1998)
Rural Diversification (PAN 73)
Safeguarding of Aerodromes, Technical Sites and Military Explosives Storage Areas (Circular 2/2003)
Schemes of Delegation and Local Reviews (Circular 5/2013)
Scottish Government's SEA Tool Kit
Scottish Planning Policy (SPP)
Service Improvement Plans
Statutory Guidance on Strategic Development Planning Authorities (Circular 2/2008)
Strategic Development Plan Areas (Circular 1/2013)
Strategic Environmental Assessment for Development Planning; The Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (Circular 2/2004)
Strategic Environmental Assessment Guidance
Strategic Environmental Assessment of Developemnt Plans (PAN 1/2010)
Summary of Business Change Project
Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003: Consequential Amendments to Planning and Compulsory Purchase Legislation (Circular 4/2003)
Town and Country Planning (Compensation for restrictions on mineral working and mineral waste depositing) (Scotland) Regulations 1998 (Circular 3/1999)
Town and Country Planning (Costs of Inquiries Etc) (Standard Daily Amount) (Scotland) Regulations 1996 (Circular 5/1996)
Town and Country Planning (Demolition which is not Development) (Scotland) Direction 1994 (Circular 15/1995)
Town and Country Planning (Demolition which is not Development) (Scotland) Direction 2001 (Circular 1/2001)
Town and Country Planning (Demolition which is not Development)(Scotland) Revocation Direction 2011 (Circular 4/2011)
Town and Country Planning (Development Contrary to Development Plans) (Scotland) Direction 1996 (Circular 10/1996)
Town and Country Planning (Electronic Communications) (Scotland) Order 2004 (Circular 3/2004)
Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Regulations 1997 (Circular 1/1997 (amended by 4/2000))
Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (Circular 1/2004)

Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (Circular 2/2013)

Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 1994: Notices to Owners Etc under Section 24 and Miscellaneous Amendments (Circular 1/1995)
Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Order 1996: Consultation with Community Councils and Scottish Environment Protection Agency, etc (Circular 4/1996)

Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Order 1997: Consultation of Planning Applications for Roadside Facilities and Developments Affecting Playing Fields (Circular 5/1997)

Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007 (Circular 4/2007)
Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Avian Influenza) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007 (Circular 6/2007)
Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Avian Influenza) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2008 (Circular 1/2008)

Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development (Non-Domestic Microgeneration) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2011 (Circular 2/2011)

Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Order 1997: Water and Sewerage Authorities: Above Ground Sewerage Works (Circular 2/1998)
Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2 Order 1996: Water and Sewerage Authorities and Liquefied Petroleum Gas Tanks (Circular 42/1996)

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 2001: Development by Telecommunications Code System Operators (Circular 5/2001)

Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment (No.3) Order 1994: Demolition, Toll Road Facilities and Miscellaneous Amendments (Circular 2/1995 (amended by 15/1995))
Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 1996: Close Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras (18/1996 (superseded in part by 4/1998))
Town and Country Planning (Limit of Annual Value) (Scotland) Order 2005 (Circular 2/2005)
Town and Country Planning (Limit Of Annual Value) (Scotland) Order 2010 (Circular 3/2010)
Town and Country Planning (Notification of Applications) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Direction 1998 Notification of Planning Applications (Circular 20/1998)
Town and Country Planning (Notification of Applications) (Scotland) Amendment Direction 1997 Notification of Planning Applications (Circular 43/1997)
Town and Country Planning (Notification of Applications) (Scotland) Amendment Direction 1998 Notification of Planning Applications (Circular 15/1998)
Town and Country Planning (Notification of Applications) (Scotland) Amendment Direction 2006 (Circular 1/2006)
Town and Country Planning (Scotland) (Minerals) Regulations 1998 (Circular 2/1999)
Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Scotland) Amendment Order 1998 (Circular 15/1998)
Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Scotland) Order 1997 (Circular 1/1998 (amended by 7/1998))
Town and Country Planning Code of Practice for Local Plan Inquiries (Circular 32/1996)
Town and Country Planning fees for Applications and Deemed Applications (Scotland) Amendment Regulations (Circular 3/2002)
Transport Act 2000 (Consequential Amendments) (Scotland) Order 2006 (Circular 2/2006)
Tree Preservation Orders (Circular 1/2011)
Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Order Inquiries and Hearings: Procedures and Good Practice (Circular 17/1998 (Supersedes 13/1997))
Use of Conditions in Planning Permissions (Circular 4/1998 [Supersedes 18/1986 (except appendices A & B)])
Waste Management Planning (PAN 63)
Water and Drainage (PAN 79)

West Edinburgh Planning Framework 2008

Withdrawal and Replacement of the Memorandum of Guidance on Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas (Circular 9/2009)