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Planning for Great Places Newsletter

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Issue 6 April 2020 Highlights: NatureScot services during Coronavirus outbreak, pollinators guidance, invasive Non-native species image guide, new planning web page, off-shore wind and nature-based solutions.

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Issue 5 July 2019 Highlights: New or updated guidance on planning for coastal change, bats and wind turbines, development construction and Landscape Character Assessment; new construction web page; pollinator event; and our checklist for how and when to consult NatureScot. 

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.

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


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