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.
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
Argyll and Bute adopted Local Development Plan 2015 Established Business And Industry Areas (EBIAs) – These are areas of established business and industrial use. For the purposes of SG LDP BUS 1, these areas correspond to EBIAs as shown in the LDP proposal maps as well as to individual lawful business and industry use on sites which are not currently mapped in the plan
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
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
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.
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”.
Location of all polling places used during local, Scottish and UK elections
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.
Conservation Areas as defined in the Argyll and Bute adopted Local Development Plan 2015; they have a statutory basis (currently in the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1977) as areas of special architectural or historic interest and containing key features which it is desirable to conserve, sustain and enhance; a heightened value can be placed on a conservation area by Historic Scotland conferring ‘outstanding’ status; Funding may be attracted to conservation area enhancement schemes