Planning and development: standing advice and guidance documents
Below are links to all of our standing advice and guidance documents, as well as to some key guidance documents published by other organisations. These can help both developers and planners to deliver the right development in the right place, by minimising impacts on nature and securing the benefits that nature can provide.
To support our written guidance we also run a programme of webinars. Recordings of the webinars can be viewed here.
Natura sites and the Habitats Regulations - How to consider proposals affecting SACs and SPAs in Scotland
Natural Heritage Zone bird population estimates
Environmental Impact Assessment
Onshore wind energy
Siting and design
Environmental impact assessment
Collision risk assessment
Offshore wind energy
Survey and monitoring
Using the MRSea Package: Statistical modelling of bird and cetacean distributions in offshore renewables development areasMRSeaPower: Methodological development and implementation of MRSeaPower (Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling)