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Local Planning Policies

Rural Housing Guide

Most local authorities have rural areas, with some like Highland predominately rural, whilst areas such as Falkirk and Clackmannanshire have small pockets of countryside.

The links below navigate to each local authority’s local plan. The planning system is currently undergoing change with the creation of local development plans in some areas or strategic development plans in "city regions". The changes being made are explained here.

Aberdeenshire   
Angus
   
Argyll & Bute
 
Clackmannanshire
   
Cairngorms
 
Dumfries & Galloway
 
East Ayrshire
  
East Dunbartonshire
  
East Lothian
  
East Renfrewshire

Eilean Siar
   
Falkirk
   
Fife
 
Highland
 
Inverclyde
   
Loch Lomond & Trossachs
   
Midlothian
 
Moray
   
North Ayrshire
  
North Lanarkshire
 
Orkney
  
Perth & Kinross
   
Shetland
 
South Ayrshire
   
South Lanarkshire
  
Scottish Borders

Stirling
  
West Dunbartonshire
   
West Lothian