Neighbouring Planning Authorities and Historic Environment (Scotland) Direction 2015 - Heads of Planning letter

Ahead of the coming into operation of Historic Environment Scotland on 1 October 2015, the Chief Planner in Scotland has written to all Scottish Heads of Planning referring to the The Town and Country Planning (Neighbouring Planning Authorities and Historic Environment) (Scotland) Direction 2015 which brings together notification requirements for planning applications affecting aspects of the historic environment.

To summarise, the 2015 direction sets out the following:

  • A requirement to notify Ministers where, having been consulted on nonhouseholder development affecting a historic battlefield, Scottish Ministers or Historic Environment Scotland advises against development (or wants to attach conditions which the planning authority does not intend to attach);
  • A requirement to notify Ministers where, having been consulted on development affecting a World Heritage Site, Scottish Ministers or Historic Environment Scotland advises against development (or wants to attach conditions which the planning authority does not intend to attach);
  • A requirement to notify Ministers where, having been consulted on development affecting the site of a scheduled monument or its setting, Scottish Ministers or Historic Environment Scotland advises against development (or wants to attach conditions which the planning authority does not intend to attach);
  • A requirement to notify Ministers where, having been consulted on development affecting a category A listed building or its setting, Scottish Ministers or Historic Environment Scotland advises against development (or wants to attach conditions which the planning authority does not intend to attach); and
  • A requirement to notify Ministers where, having been consulted on development affecting land within their area, a neighbouring authority advises against development.

Author: The Scottish Government

Date: 30/9/15

This item updates DCP section 5.155


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