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    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.

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    Renewables Spatial Framework incorporating the Carbon and Peatland map as published by SNH on 30th June 2016

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    Development Management Zones designated in the Argyll and Bute adopted Local Development Plan 2015. For the purposes of this plan the term settlement applies to the following development management zones: main towns and key settlements; key rural settlements, villages and minor settlements. Main towns are the settlements of Campbeltown, Dunoon, Helensburgh, Lochgilphead/Ardrishaig, Oban and Rothesay; the main towns constitute a development management zone wherein there is a general capacity to successfully absorb small, medium and large scale development. Key settlements is the collective term for six small towns and villages where the Argyll and Bute LDP seeks to focus employment-led investment and to concentrate larger scales of development opportunity. Key rural settlements is the collective name for 27 small settlements that offer a range of services and some potential for up to medium scale growth including delivery by masterplans or community led action. Villages and Minor Settlements are small, generally compact settlements containing at least 6 dwelling houses that constitute a development management zone wherein there is a general capacity to successfully absorb only small scale development.

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    Areas of valued open space, sports pitches and playing fields as identified in the Proposal Maps of the Argyll and Bute adopted Local Development Plan 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Boundaries of Secondary School Catchment Areas in Argyll and Bute

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    A site proposed in the Argyll and Bute adopted Local Development Plan 2015 for specified development purposes which can be expected to be commenced or delivered within the plan-period without having to overcome significant obstacles to the development

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    A Development Management Zone which, as designated in the Argyll and Bute adopted Local Development Plan 2015, corresponds to areas wherein there is a general capacity to successfully absorb small scale development including development in the open countryside