Location of all polling places used during local, Scottish and UK elections
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.
The LDP is a strategic land use plan that sets out strategic spatial priorities and policies for South Ayrshire and will secure land for specified uses (e.g. housing/industry etc.) to provide certainty for development.
Safeguarding zones for developments around Prestwick Airport
Delineation of footpaths and designated rights of way across South Ayrshire. Please note that not all footpaths are considered core paths nor are they automatically rights of way.
Core paths, as the most important routes in the area, provide a basic framework of routes which meets community needs and minimises any potential conflict with land management operations. They provide opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding and other activities for people of all abilities. Core Paths include existing paths or new paths and the surface may vary from beaten earth paths, to surfaced paths and tracks.
Boundary dataset depicting the Community Councils across South Ayrshire. Community Councils (CCs) are voluntary organisations set up by statute and run by local residents to act on behalf of their area. Their specific role can vary according to their local area’s needs.
Boundaries of South Ayrshire land supply sites for housing with a capacity for 4 or more homes. The South Ayrshire Land Supply sites were agreed following an audit meeting between South Ayrshire Council as local planning authority and Homes for Scotland as representatives of the house building industry. The audit meets the requirements of Scottish Planning Policy to monitor the minimum 5-year effective land supply.
The central core area (darkest sky) of the Galloway Dark Sky Park. The Galloway Forest Park received Gold Tier Dark Sky Park Status from the International Dark Sky Association in 2009 due to the exceptional quality of the night sky.
A Tree Preservation Order imposes conditions for the preservation of trees, groups of trees or woodlands in South Ayrshire, by prohibiting the cutting down, topping, lopping or the wilful destruction of trees, etc. except without the Council's consent. This layer depicts such Tree Preservation Orders across the area.