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
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.
Protected areas of land designated in the Argyll and Bute Local Development Plan 2015 because of their local special natural interest and/or educational value
A Development Management Zone which, as designated in the Argyll and Bute adopted Local Development Plan 2015, comprises countryside and isolated coast which has extremely limited capacity to successfully absorb development; only limited categories of natural resource based development is supported in these areas
Special Built Environment Areas do not have the presence, continuity or quality of ‘conservation areas’ but exhibit special built and land form characteristics which should be safeguarded and promoted when considering development potential and proposals. Deisgnated in the Argyll and Bute adopted Local Development Plan 2015
As designated in the Argyll and Bute adopted Local Development Plan 2015, the strategic areas in Argyll and Bute identified to promote business and industrial development that increases economic activity, while safeguarding and enhancing the natural and built environments as national assets
Policy area within the main town centres where non-retail development is restricted in the interests of sustaining the commercial integrity of the town centres and their central shopping functions. Deisgnated in the Argyll and Bute adopted Local Development Plan 2015
Valued Tourist Areas vulnerable to change of use, as identified in the Argyll and Bute adopted Local Development Plan 2015 - key sites within the overall tourism infrastructure of the planning area e.g. the main tourist caravan sites or bed and breakfast areas that form part of an integral network of facilities, which if broken would be to the detriment of the whole network.