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Planning for Development Newsletter

Our twice yearly Planning for Development newsletter features new guidance, consultations, research, advice and good practice related to development and the natural heritage.

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Issue 5 July 2019 Highlights: Welcome to our fifth Planning for Great Places e-bulletin. This is your way of keeping up to date with guidance, consultations, research, and good practice related to development and the natural heritage.

We would welcome your feedback on the bulletin via: [email protected]

Issue 4 October 2018 Highlights: 'Planning for Great Places' new service statement (publication); service statement survey report teaser (results to be published in November); publication of our Planning Performance Framework annual report; Guidance note: Coastal Character Assessment; and an update on the important changes happening to the use of mitigation when undertaking HRAs; an much more besides.

Issue 3 November 2017 Highlights: Planning for Development - What service do we provide?; Species advice notes for developers; new guidance notes on wind farms; SNH 'Position Statement on Marine Planning'; notes on the revised Scottish Marine Wildlife Watching Code; and the publication of two Wild Land Areas reports; and much more.