The council, together with Scottish Natural Heritage have commissioned Consultant Landscape Architects to update the Argyll and Bute Landscape Wind Energy Capacity Study 2012. The study provides technical information which will be used to help the Council assess applications for wind energy developments and inform the development of the windfarm/wind turbine policies in the proposed Local Development Plan (LDP). The updated study was approved by the Councils Planning Protective Services and Licensing Committee on 20th September 2017.
Renewables Spatial Framework incorporating the Carbon and Peatland map as published by SNH on 30th June 2016
A ‘polling place’ is defined as the building or area in which a polling station will be located. A ‘polling station’ is the room or area within the polling place where voting takes place
Development Management Zones as defined in the Argyll and Bute adopted Local Development Plan 2015, comprising Main Towns and Key Settlements, Key Rural Settlements, Villages and minor settlements, Countryside zone, Greenbelt, Rural opportunity areas and Very sensitive countryside
Geographical subdivision of an electoral area such as an Electoral Ward within which a polling place is designated. The Representation of the People Act 1983 places a duty on LA to divide the local authority area into polling districts based on ward boundaries, and to designate a polling place for each district. LAs also have a duty to keep these polling arrangements under review. The Electoral Administration Act 2006 introduced amendments to the 1983 Act (which in turn has been superseded by The Electoral Administration Act 2013). Now local authorities must conduct a full review (with public consultation) of its polling districts and polling places every four years, however adjustments to the boundaries of polling districts and the designation of polling places within LA wards can be proposed at any time in response to changes in ward boundaries or to the availability of premises that can be reasonably designated as polling places
Existing and proposed sites for medium to large scale waste management facilities, as identified in the Argyll and Bute Proposed Local Development Plan 2015, that are protected as far as practicable from development that would prejudice a waste management use.
Community councils are required to be established by local authorities. They are the most local tier of statutory representation in Scotland. They bridge the gap between local authorities and communities and help to make public bodies aware of the opinions and needs of the communities they represent.
Large scale areas identified in the Argyll and Bute adopted Local Development Plan 2015. They are of strategic economic importance to Argyll and Bute, containing key drivers, elements of change and potential major developments. The ambition is to prepare Strategic Masterplans for these areas in the mid to longer term.
Tree Preservation Orders (TPO) are served by the council to protect individual and groups of trees which are considered of sufficient merit to warrant formal protection either for their contribution to the setting of the landscape/ built environment or where the tree itself is considered to be of interest either as an example of its species or of local / historic interest
Locally important sites for wildlife or nature interests identified in the Argyll and Bute adopted Local Development Plan 2015. They have been judged to be important because: (A) the site supports a natural or semi-natural plant community(ies), and/or (B) the site supports a high diversity of floral species and contains uncommon/rare fauna, and/or (C) the site is of value for environmental education for local communities and local schools and/or (D) is a landscape, landform or rock feature identified as having a particular value for education and tourism Local Nature Conservation Sites include Local Nature Reserves, Regionally Important Geological/ Geomorphological Sites, former sites of important for nature conservation (SINC) and Other local wildlife sites