Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Development Plan Scheme
The Highland Development Plan Scheme 2011 has been reviewed and updated for November 2011. This has been submitted to the Scottish Government for their consideration. The updated document is available at the link below:
The Highland Development Plan Scheme has 3 purposes:
- to explain what future local development plans for Highland will contain;
- when they are likely to be produced;
- and how individuals, communities and organisations can be involved in making these plans.
THC web page here
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Highland Council web page here
The Highland Council have reviewed the Interim Supplementary Guidance: Housing in the Countryside and Siting and Design. The document is available on the link below:
The guidance is used to highlight how The Council will interpret and implement the policy set out in its development plans relating to the development of housing in the open countryside. The guidance largely covers the implementation of policy within the most pressured “hinterland of towns” area.
If you would like to discuss the document further please contact Malcolm Macleod on 01463 702 506 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below taken from page here on Highland Council web page
Development Plan Policy Guidance (or Supplementary Planning guidance) is founded upon the development plan. It provides more detailed guidance for Local Plans (where the guidance is founded on the Structure Plan), for development control, for developers and for the public on the interpretation of specific policies contained in the development plan. It must, however, be read in conjunction with the development plan.
- Flood Risk and Drainage Impact Assessment (Consultation Draft, September 2011)
- Affordable Housing (revised August 2008)
- Education and New Residential Developments - (August 2009)
- Highland Renewable Energy Strategy & Planning Guidelines (May 2006) - under partial review
- Houses in Multiple Occupation (November 2008) - August 2011 Draft under consultation
- Housing in the Countryside (August 2011, Committee version, subject to amendment)
- Open Space in New Residential Developments (May 2009)
- Dingwall Riverside Development Brief (Jan 2010) - copies available on request
- Dingwall Developer Contributions (pdf, 2992 kb)
- Access to Small Scale Rural Developments - in preparation
- Pre-application advice for Major Developments
- Access to Single Houses and Small Housing Developments
- Special Landscape Area Citations
- Construction Environmental Management Process for Large Scale Projects (1203kb)
- Managing Waste in New Developments Interim Supplementary Guidance
- Sustainable Design Guide: Interim Supplementary Guidance
- Trees, Woodlands and Development Interim Supplementary Guidance
- Onshore Wind Energy (Draft) Supplementary Guidance
- Green Networks Interim Supplementary Guidance
- Physical Constraints (Draft) Supplementary Guidance
- Highland's Statutorily Protected Species (Draft) Supplementary Guidance
Details of any consultation on draft Development Plan Policy Guidance (or SPG) is also available
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Monday, 12 December 2011
Just in from Scottish Government, 'Housing and Regeneration Newsletter':
"Published today, Achieving a Sustainable Future, Scotland's Regeneration Strategy sets out a £175 million programme of investment to support the country's most disadvantaged communities, transforming the prospects of the people who live there.
You can download the document from our website."
"Part of the regeneration investment set out in the strategy includes a £50 million SPRUCE Fund created with the European Commission and the European Investment Bank, through Scotland's JESSICA (Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas) Fund, which is now open for business.
Council web site reports - click here
16 of the 19 Community Councils in the Highlands that had gone into abeyance last month will be able to continue following a second round of elections.
When the deadline for nomination closed at 4 pm on Friday 9 December, 12 Community Councils received sufficient nominations to form a Community Council ie they attracted half or more than their maximum entitlement (7-13). They are:-
Ross: Gairloch, Fearn.
Skye: Glendale, Broadford and Strath, Skeabost and District.
Inverness: Merkinch, Inverness South.
Nairn: East Nairnshire,
Lochaber: Nether Lochaber, Glencoe and Glen Etive.
There may be elections in Dunvegan, Lairg, Raasay and Sleat, where more nominations than the maximum membership were received. These would take place via a postal ballot early in the new year. Candidates have until 4 pm on Tuesday to withdraw their nomination, so the picture can change.
The three community councils which remain in abeyance are Caol, Inverness Central and Laggan (where they operate a community association instead and were never going to form a CC).