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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01616: Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 22 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how it will protect the built environment while delivering development.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 8 August 2016

Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) sets out national planning policies for the protection and enhancement of the built environment. These promote the care and protection of the designated and non-designated historic environment whilst enabling positive change. Change should be sensitively managed to avoid or minimise adverse impacts on the fabric or setting of a historic environment asset and ensure that its special characteristics are protected, conserved or enhanced in development proposals.