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.
Galloway Forest Park was established in 1947 and is managed by Forestry Commission Scotland.
Areas of land which were previously developed, and that now lie vacant or derelict
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.
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.
Areas of notable environmental or historical interest or importance which are protected by Planning regulations against undesirable changes
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”.
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.