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.
A Development Management Zone which, as designated in the Argyll and Bute adopted Local Development Plan 2015, comprises a substantial area of countryside peripheral to the settlements of Cardross, Helensburgh, Rhu and Shandon and which may be subject to considerable pressure for development
Action identified in the Argyll and Bute adopted Local Development Plan 2015 in support of its settlement plans and proposals involving safeguarding measures, feasibility studies into options and the undertaking of development road schemes
Boundary dataset depicting the Polling Districts across South Ayrshire. Polling Districts delineate properties assigned to a particular polling place and/or polling station for local and national elections.
Locality planning is a key element of Health & Social Care Integration and with the enactment of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act, 2014 has become a legal requirement in relation to the planning and delivery of heath and social care services. The legislation requires that South Ayrshire is divided into localities for the purpose of preparing a Strategic Plan. Each locality consists of a number of Neighbourhood Areas, each of which has a Neighbourhood Action Plan. Planning work at locality level will be informed, in part, by information on identified needs from each neighbourhood and by the priorities listed in Neighbourhood Action Plans.
Boundary dataset depicting the Community Councils across South Ayrshire. Community Councils (CCs) are voluntary organisations set up by statute and run by local residents to act on behalf of their area. Their specific role can vary according to their local area’s needs.
Town Centres shown on Argyll and Bute adopted Local Development Plan 2015 for the six main towns and the five small towns of Argyll and Bute defined as key settlements; these being town centres defined mainly for retail policy purposes
The central core area (darkest sky) of the Galloway Dark Sky Park. The Galloway Forest Park received Gold Tier Dark Sky Park Status from the International Dark Sky Association in 2009 due to the exceptional quality of the night sky.
A Development Management Zone which, as designated in the Argyll and Bute adopted Local Development Plan 2015, frames the area around settlements and wider countryside; within this zone a co-ordinated and planned approach to development is appropriate whilst allowing for small scale infill, rounding-off redevelopment and change of use of buildings to take place on an appropriate basis but not extending the existing settlement boundary
Location of Primary, Secondary and Special Needs schools in Argyll and Bute including denominational (Roman Catholic) Primary Schools