Advice

The Scottish Government provides a range of advice on different subjects and in different forms, including :

  • Planning Advice Notes (PAN)
  • Guides
  • Letters from the Chief Planner
  • Design Guidance
  • Specific Advice Documents / Sheets

Subject

Reference

Document Title

Status

Air Quality Specific Advice

Air Quality and Land Use Planning

 

Community Engagement

Guide

A Guide to the use of Mediation

 
 

PAN 47

Community Councils and Planning

 
 

PAN 3/2010

Community Engagement

 
Compulsory Purchase

Guide

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

 

Contaminated Land

PAN 33

Development of Contaminated Land (Revised Oct 2000)

 
Costal Planning PAN 53

Classifying the Coast for Planning Purposes

Revoked

Design Quality

Design Guidance

Charette Series Report

 
 

Design Guidance

Polnoon

 
 

Design Guidance

Scotland's Housing Expo 2010

 
 

PAN 68

Design Statements

 
 

PAN 76

Residential Streets (See Designing Streets)

Revoked

 

PAN 77

Designing Safer Places

 
 

PAN 78

Inclusive Design

 
 

PAN 83

Masterplanning

 

Dev. Management

PAN 40

Development Control (See Circulars 4/2009 & 5/2009)

Revoked

Dev. Planning

PAN 37

Structure Planning (See Circular 1/2009)

Revoked

 

PAN 41

Development Plan Departures

Revoked

 

PAN 49

Local Planning

Revoked

Economic Development

Guide

Guide to Development Viability

 

Enforcement

Guide

Guide to Enforcing Planning Controls

 
 

PAN 54

Enforcement (See Circular 1/2010)

Revoked

Environmental Assessment

PAN 1/2013

Environmental Impact Assessment

Annex A: Further Reading

 
 

PAN 1/2010

Strategic Environmental Assessment of Development Plans

 
 

Specific Advice Document

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Guidance

 
 

Guide

EIA Regulations 2011: Easy Read Guide

 
 

Specific Advice Document

Habitats Regulations Appraisal - Development Plan: Advice sheets

 
 

Letter from Chief Planner

Air Quality and noise: Review of EIA Consultation arrangements  

Environmental Protection

PAN 51

Planning, Environmental Protection and Regulation (Revised 2006)

 

ePlanning

PAN 70

Electronic Planning Service Delivery (2008)

 

Farming and Forestry

Guide

Guide to Farm Diversification & Planning Permission in Scotland

 
 

Letter from Chief Planner

Forestry & Woodlands - The Right Tree in the Right Place

 
 

PAN 39

Farm and Forestry Buildings

 

Flooding

PAN 69

Planning and Building Standards Advice on Flooding

 
Fly-posting PAN 80

Control and Management of Fly-posting

 

Golf Courses

PAN 43

Golf Courses and Associated Developments

 

Historic Environment

Guide

Guide to Conservation Areas in Scotland

 
 

PAN 2/2011

Planning and Archaeology  
 

PAN 71

Conservation Area Management

 

Housing

Letter from Chief Planner

Affordable Housing policies

 
 

Letter from Chief Planner

Scottish Government's view that restrictions on the occupancy of new housing are rarely appropriate and so should generally be avoided

 
 

Letter from Chief Planner

Planning for Travelling Showpeople

 
 

Letter from Chief Planner

Providing an Effective Land Supply for Housing

 
 

PAN 44

Fitting New Housing Development into the Landscape

 
 

PAN 67

Housing Quality

 
 

PAN 72

Housing in the Countryside

 
 

PAN 2/2010

Affordable Housing and Housing Land Audits

 
Landscape   See Housing, Natural Heritage & Farming and Forestry  

Local Authority Interest

PAN 82

Local Authority Interest Developments

 
Local Review Bodies

Letter from Chief Planner

Letter confirming the Scottish Government's view that the 'de novo' approach should be adopted in determining cases brought before Local Review Bodies  

Minerals

PAN 50

Controlling the Environmental Effects of Surface Mineral Workings

 
 

PAN 50 Annex A

Annex A: Control of Noise at Surface Mineral Workings

 
 

PAN 50 Annex B

Annex B: Control of Dust at Surface Mineral Workings

 
 

PAN 50 Annex C

Annex C: Control of Traffic at Surface Mineral Workings

 
 

PAN 50 Annex D

Annex D: Control of Blasting at Surface Mineral Workings

 
 

PAN 64

Reclamation of Surface Mineral Workings

 
 

Specific Advice Document

Guidance for the Management of Extractive Waste

 
 

Specific Advice Sheet

Brick Clay

 
 

Specific Advice Sheet

Buidling Paving and Roofing Stone

 
 

Specific Advice Sheet

Igneous Rock

 
 

Specific Advice Sheet

Silica Sand

 

Natural Heritage

PAN 60

Planning for Natural Heritage

 
 

Letter from Chief Planner

Letter to Heads of Planning on EC Directive 92/43/EEC On the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Flora and Fauna; The Conservation (Natural Habitats &c) Regulations 1994 and European Protected Species, Development Sites and The Planning System: Interim Guidance for Local Authorities on Licensing Arrangements

 

Noise

PAN 1/2011

Planning and Noise

 

Open Space

PAN 65

Planning and Open Space

 
 

Design Guidance

Green Infrastructure : Design and Placemaking

 
Planning Agreements

Letter from Chief Planner

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

 

Planning Application Forms

PAN 48

 

Revoked

Planning System

Guide

Guide to the Planning System in Scotland

 

Private Finance Initiative

PAN 55

The Private Finance Initiative and the Planning Process

 

Renewable Energy

PAN 45

Renewable Energy Technologies

Revoked

 

PAN 45 Annex 1

Planning for Micro Renewables: Annex to Renewable Energy Technologies

Revoked

 

PAN 45 Annex 2

Planning for Micro Renewables Annex to PAN 45 Renewable Energy Technologies

Revoked

 

PAN 84

Carbon Reduction

Revoked

 

Online renewables advice

Onshore wind turbines

 
 

Online renewables advice

Process for preparing spatial frameworks for wind farms

 
 

Online renewables advice

Hydro schemes

 
 

Online renewables advice

Woody biomass

 
 

Online renewables advice

Landfill gas

 
 

Online renewables advice

Energy from waste

 
 

Online renewables advice

Anaerobic digestion

 
 

Online renewables advice

Deep geothermal

 
 

Online renewables advice

Large photovoltaic arrays

 
 

Online renewables advice

Energy storage

 
 

Online renewables advice

Microgeneration  

Rural Development

PAN 73

Rural Diversification

 

Telecommunications

PAN 62

Radio Telecommunications

 

Town Centres and Retailing

PAN 52

Planning and Small Towns

 
 

PAN 59

Improving Town Centres

 

Transport

Guide

Transport Assessment and Implementation

 
 

PAN 66

Best Practice in Handling Planning Applications Affecting Trunk Roads

 
 

PAN 75

Planning for Transport

 

Waste

PAN 63

Waste Management Planning

 

Water & Drainage

PAN 61

Planning and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems

Being Consolidated

 

PAN 79

Water and Drainage

Being Consolidated

 

Guide

The Development Plan Process: A guide to considering Water and Waste Water Services