Boundary dataset depicting the Polling Districts across South Ayrshire. Polling Districts delineate properties assigned to a particular polling place and/or polling station for local and national elections.
Location of all polling places used during local, Scottish and UK elections
Galloway Forest Park was established in 1947 and is managed by Forestry Commission Scotland.
Boundary dataset depicting the areas of land at the ends of the Prestwick Airport runways within which development is restricted in order to control the number of people on the ground at risk of death or injury in the event of an aircraft accident on take–off or landing.
All of South Ayrshire is divided into wards for local government elections; each ward elects three or four councillors who represent their area in the running of the Council.
Areas of notable environmental or historical interest or importance which are protected by Planning regulations against undesirable changes
Polygon dataset depicting historic landfill sites across South Ayrshire. Historic landfill sites are places where waste was received to be buried and are now closed or covered.
Administrative boundaries for all towns and villages with a population of more than 100 and with a recognised nucleus of village life, such as a school, local shop or public house, as defined in the South Ayrshire Local Development Plan. The boundaries defined include activities and land uses normally considered as being an integral element of these areas - (schools, shops, factories, houses and their gardens being prime examples of these). Great care has been taken in defining the boundaries of the settlements to allow for planned expansion whilst providing a clear distinction between what are areas of built/urban development (town) and what are areas of non-urban or rural development (country). All Planning policies applicable to towns are enforced within these settlement boundaries.
The employment land supply is intended to meet the requirements of Scottish Planning Policy, which states (at paragraph 46) that: - “Planning authorities should ensure there is a range and choice of marketable sites and locations for businesses allocated in development plans, including opportunities for mixed use development, to meet anticipated requirements and a variety of size and quality requirements”.
Boundary dataset depicting the catchment area for non-denominational secondary schools across South Ayrshire.