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Supplementary Guidance, Planning Guidance and Service Protocols

Supplementary Guidance Consultations

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Draft Supplementary Guidance: Housing Site Design Briefs view

Draft Supplementary Guidance: Maintaining an Effective Housing Land Supply

Supplementary Guidance

In connection with the South Ayrshire Local Development Plan, the Council has adopted supplementary guidance in relation to particular policies contained in the LDP. In assessing and determining planning applications, each of the following supplementary guidance documents constitute a material consideration, which carries the weight of the development plan:


The council has an existing range of guidance notes, which, although not statutorily linked to the LDP, also provide additional guidance on planning matters. The content of the following documents will also be considered in assessing and determining planning applications. Please note that it is intended to review some of the following guidance in order that they become formal supplementary guidance. Any changes to existing guidance will be advertised and consulted on, during the review.

South Ayrshire Landscape Wind Capacity Study

Environmental Assessments

As part of the process of preparing all relevant pieces of supplementary guidance, consideration has been given to the application of the requirements of the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005. View all screening, scoping and environmental reports.

Similarly, consideration has been given to the requirements set out under The Conservation (Natural Habitats & c.) Regulations 1994 in respect of all relevant pieces of supplementary guidance. View all Habitats Regulations Appraisals.

Planning Service Procedural and Advisory Notes and Protocols