A Tree Preservation Order imposes conditions for the preservation of trees, groups of trees or woodlands in South Ayrshire, by prohibiting the cutting down, topping, lopping or the wilful destruction of trees, etc. except without the Council's consent. This layer depicts such Tree Preservation Orders across the area.
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.
Boundaries for designated greenbelts as defined in the South Ayrshire Local Development Plan. The greenbelt areas provide an effective method of: • protecting the operational needs of Prestwick Airport. • managing the development pressures placed on land around Ayr, Prestwick and Troon in terms of maintaining the identity of towns and preventing coalescence; • maintaining the landscape setting of settlements; • providing recreational opportunities; • and protecting good quality agricultural land.
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
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.
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
All of South Ayrshire is divided into wards for local government elections; each ward elects three or four councillors who represent their area in the running of the Council.