Housing developments can have positive and negative impacts on natural heritage interests. This report reviews the current debate about sustainable housing patterns and their implications for the natural heritage. It also gives guidance on how to work with the planning system to secure positive outcomes for Scotland’s natural heritage.
The guidance is designed for use by NatureScot Area Officers. It will take you through the key principles for natural heritage in the context of new housing developments. Find out when and how to get involved with local planning authorities to secure good outcomes.
Read examples of best practice that illustrate the types of solutions available.
Publication 2005 - NatureScot Commissioned Report 120 - New housing, settlement expansion and the natural heritage
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