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One of four component layer of the Scottish wildness map. This layer seeks to capture ruggedness: 'landform which is rugged, or otherwise physically challenging' (Annex 1 SNH policy statement). The dataset is on a scale of 1-256 indicating relative levels of ruggedness. Consequently the data is best viewed at a national or regional scale. The methodology is adapted from the 2008 Wildness Study in the Cairngorms National Park.
Seal haul-out sites are designated under section 117 of Marine (Scotland) Act 2010. Harassing a seal (intentionally or recklessly) at a haul-out site is an offence. “Haul-out site” means any place which the Scottish Ministers, after consulting the Natural Environment Research Council, by order designate as such for the purposes of this section.
The Scottish Public Sector LiDAR (Phase II) dataset was commissioned in response to the Flood Risk Management Act (2009) by the Scottish Government, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), sportscotland, and 13 Scottish local authorities. This extension of the Phase I dataset collected airborne LiDAR for 66 additional sites for the purposes of localised flood management. Data was collected between 29th November 2012 and 18th April 2014 totalling an area of 3,516 km2 (note the dataset does not have full national coverage). Aside from flood risk management, this data has also been used for archaeological and orienteering purposes. This dataset reflects the Digital Terrain Model (DTM) produced from the point cloud data.
The Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Survey (SVDLS) is a survey undertaken to establish the extent and state of vacant and derelict land in Scotland. The survey has been operating since 1988 and is managed by the Scottish Government Communities Analytical Services. Most Councils submit data annually with the Survey base date of 31st March. The data collected provides an invaluable source of information relating to vacant and derelict sites and assists in reinforcing and justifying national policy established to bring about the re-use and regeneration of these land resources. Dundee City Council conduct an annual survey where potential sites, identified in the preceding 6 months by Dundee City Council, are assessed for possible inclusion on the Scottish Vacant & Derelict Land register for that year. During the survey any site that has been redeveloped or regenerated are removed from the register and reported to Scottish Government. Scottish Government also provide Vacant & Derelict Land Funding (VDLF) to qualifying local authorities to facilitate the regeneration of land.
Data zones are the key geography for the dissemination of small area statistics in Scotland and are widely used across the public and private sector. Composed of aggregates of Census Output Areas, data zones are large enough that statistics can be presented accurately without fear of disclosure and yet small enough that they can be used to represent communities. They are designed to have roughly standard populations of 500 to 1,000 household residents, nest within Local Authorities, have compact shapes that respect physical boundaries where possible, and to contain households with similar social characteristics. Aggregations of data zones are often used to approximate a larger area of interest or a higher level geography that statistics wouldn’t normally be available for. Data zones also represent a relatively stable geography that can be used to analyse change over time, with changes only occurring after a Census. Following the update to data zones using 2011 Census data, there are now 6,976 data zones covering the whole of Scotland.
Planning applications currently open for consultation, as published in the Council's weekly list.
Tree Preservation Orders are made by a Planning Authority under Section 160 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 as amended by the Planning etc (Scotland) Act 2006 and within the procedures set out in the Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation Order and Trees in Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 2011. They are an effective means of protecting individual trees, groups of trees or woodlands whose removal would have significant impact on the public amenity of an area. Where protection is given by a TPO, prior consent in writing is required from the Council to carry out any work on the trees. It is an offence to cut down, lop, top, uproot or wilfully damage or destroy a protected tree without the Council¿s permission. An owner wishing to carry out work on a tree must apply online at the Scottish Government¿s e-planning system at https://eplanning.scotland.gov.uk/WAM/.
A designated area where certain pollutants exceed certain levels and therefore need a Detailed Assessment. In PKC nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter have been identified.
This service contains layers with data about various landscape related modelling projects and classification systems.